I was born in Wisconsin into an original Brady Bunch. My mother, a widow with four children, and my father, a widower with six, married and had five children together, giving me the dubious honor of being #14. As a result, I’ll never run out of characters. I first began telling my stories to my younger sister when we shared a bed, in an attempt to keep her awake, but she always fell asleep before I finished, leaving me alone to deal with the strange and funny people living in my head. I picked up my first romance after a particularly stressful shift at a suburban Chicago hospital where I worked as an RN. Hours later, bleary-eyed and exhausted, but able to sleep because the story affirmed that good things can happen to good people, I was hooked. After a move to the Wisconsin countryside from the Chicago suburbs, I began a new phase of my life as a hobby farmer. It all started after a class in spinning wool, where a friend and I decided it would be fun to have our own source of wool. Several years and many animals later, I found a new source of humor for my stories. I’ve always loved animals and you’ll find many of them populate my books. I write Women’s Fiction and Contemporary Romance with a touch of humor. My stories are about real people trying to make it in this crazy, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, world–but always with an ending that will renew your faith in love and life. I’m currently working on a series of Women’s Fiction books involving the fiber arts. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me with my family or out walking in my fields, spinning wool, knitting or weaving, but always listening to the interesting stories of those characters living in my head.
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”