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I am the daughter of a retired U.S. forest ranger. I love working, writing, grandkids, spending time with family, weeding the garden with my dog Sophie (when she's not digging up what I've just planted), and watching the little sagebrush lizards that live in my rock flowerbeds.
I met my husband when he had just started graduate school. Two weeks later, we were engaged to be married. That was thirty one years ago and we're still crazy about each other.
My husband and I are the proud parents of two wonderful children who are both married now. (How did they grow up so fast?) Our son is a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his sweet wife have provided one of my favourite hobbies – my two beautiful granddaughters. Being a granny is payback for raising such great kids.
I hold a BA in history with distinction and wrote my senior thesis on the prestige of Aztec women. I love doing research. Although my husband holds a juris doctorate and a PhD, we both love learning so much that we always tend to find just one more class to take. In addition to family, work and writing, my husband and I are busy in church activities. We lead a very full, busy life.
I've worked in the education industry most of my adult life, but writing has always been one of my great loves. I wrote my first full length novel on a typewriter, back when they still made carbon paper and 8-track tapes. I had no outline and no clue what I was doing, but I kept at it. Since then, my books have won and finalled in numerous national writing contests, including the Golden Heart and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. I write inspirational contemporary romance, medieval romance and romantic suspense. With hundreds of thousands of books in print, I feel incredibly blessed to be able to write entertaining, uplifting stories.