ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm a prolific Pacific Northwest author of 28 books with more in the works. I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, and anywhere that involves a suitcase or, better yet, a passport.
My Cruise Addict's Wife series has been a best seller over and over, but I admit my new love is clean fiction. My grandchildren, who are cuter than yours, are all voracious readers (although the one-year-old prefers to *eat* them, she will sit still for a story time and that's the only time she sits still for anything). They're bright people who deserve great stories, free from profanity, graphic violence, and nightmare-causing scenes. Although I write mainly for adults, any of my books can be read to or by a child, teen, or your grumbling mother-in-law.
You've found a fine new author; now come see which of my books appeals to you most!
Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mountains. My favorite things include traveling anywhere that involves a suitcase, or better yet, a passport, hiking, camping, gardening, and playing with my grandchildren who are cuter than yours.
When and why did you start writing books?
Second grade. I enjoy clean, uplifting, non-sappy books, so I write them.
What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?
My husband is also an author. We don't work together, but it's a good career and certainly more fun than having a job of work.
Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?
Henrietta is The Cookie Cutter legacy is my favorite, but Thadeus in The Ghost in the Bakery is also a good one. My narrator in The Dim-Witted hitman really brought Dimmie to life. I'd like to have him for a friend...once he stops being an assassin.
Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?
Martha's Cove was my first historical novel and it required a lot of research.
Where do you get your inspiration for your books?
Usually from eavesdropping or seeing a question.
Do you have any new books in the works?