When I was about ten, it occurred to me that books are written by people and I was a person. I could create my favorite things–I could write books! I got a bachelor’s degree in English and music. I think my music education helps me write poetry. My first poem was accepted for publication before I graduated. I had some success with poetry, but my biggest dream was to write fiction for children. My first fiction piece was accepted about 25 years after the first submission. Finally!
Things you might want to know about me: I know how to persevere. I’m a third-generation California native, living in Indiana. I have two remarkable sons who are now young men and a husband who’s supported my writing for over three decades. I love cats and currently have three of them. I love being near water–oceans, lakes, rivers all work for me. Chocolate is probably my biggest downfall, after my insatiable urge to travel. I’m exceptionally curious. (Or nosy, as my family calls it.)