Historical Fiction. General. Women's Fiction. Coming of Age.
I admit it. I am a bookworm almost since birth. I grew up in Philadelphia and graduated with a BFA from Philadelphia’s, University of the Arts, majored in children’s book illustration and hid in closets to read. I moved to Southern California where I pursued a successful and versatile career in design, graphic arts, publications and public relations before I met. married and got lured to the Oregon wilderness by my desire to write and my former Navy Seal husband. Now a series, my debut novel, ‘The Songbird with Sapphire Eyes’ began as a series of dreams that so haunted me it became a personal quest to explore possible past life memories. The journey was both eerie and exciting and the first manuscript (there were several) finaled and won second place in the Women’s Fiction category of the 2006 Tara Awards. Connected in the local writing community, a member of Windtree Press, I've had affiliations with NIWA, Willamette Writers, RCRW and was recognized by the national organization of Romance Writers of America as a PRO in 2002 & PAN in 2016. I am inspired by history, romance and interesting characters whose lives take them on journeys we can all enjoy and perhaps learn something meaningful from.
A wife, mother of three amazing adults and a doting "nany" of three– I'm a city gal (think Green Acres) and reside with my country guy husband on 43 wooded acres in one of Oregon’s beautiful enchanted forests. Our log home contains an interesting collection of Flapper and Prohibition memorabilia inspired by my passion for the roaring twenties (and perhaps too many visits to ebay). We have an animal menagerie that has included multiple dogs, cats, wolves, horses, burros, coyotes, a red-tailed hawk and currently, a feisty African grey parrot named Warlock and a two little French bulldogs, Bella and Bronson.
I find inspiration in most any type of book I read, from those that teach, to research and the many I read for pure relaxation and pleasure. I have several other books in mind to write and love connecting with readers, writers and other like-minded individuals. I often leave author reviews and especially appreciate readers who take the time to write a positive, constructive review. Not only can a good review make an author's day, reviews are great for visibility, which in these competitive times with thousands of books being published daily, is a welcome boost. So thanks ahead for all of you who do that because you aren't only encouraging the hard work authors put into writing their books, but supporting reading and readers too.
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