I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember, starting with animal stories and graduating to an historical romance I wrote while in high school. In college I took several creative writing classes, and when my children were small I wrote and sold a number of short stories to Woman’s World magazine.

I’ve been a member of Romance Writers of America and Mid-Michigan Romance Writers for over twenty years and have written articles for chapter newsletters. I’m also concerned with animal welfare issues, and I write a monthly column called The Pet Corner. It supports ads for a local rescue group and humane animal shelter in a weekly paper called Mailmax.

My husband and I met in high school when two rival schools from opposite sides of the river merged. We became engaged at the Grand Teton National Park (maybe why I set Chance’s Return there!) and we will recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We live in southwest Michigan, near the sunset coast of Lake Michigan, and we like to walk our dogs, Ace, a silly Terrier mix, and Foo Foo, a crazy Pomeranian, in the park above the lake. We have some truly beautiful beaches here, and I like to visit them often to relax and find inspiration.

We have two grown children and a number of granddogs and grandkitties.