A history geek and a sucker for a good love story. That’s me! And it pretty well sums up why I write historical romance.
My favorite setting is the American West, particularly the era of the steam railroad. Our nation’s growing pains during this period provide lots of fodder for great stories.
As far as my fascination with American history, chalk it up to family roots. I can trace my ancestral tree back to the earliest colonists. One ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War, and I’ve got Yanks and Rebels on multiple family branches.
It took me five years to complete my first novel and see my dream begin to unfold. My most thrilling moments include being a finalist in the prestigious RWA Golden Heart® contest, and striking up friendships with authors who have inspired me and whose books have a special place on my “keeper shelf.”
When I’m not writing or reading, I’m hanging out with my husband and three daughters (two of them grown and starting their own families).
My constant companion during the day is Freckles, who takes me out for frequent walks.
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