The Author

I was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. My family moved here when I was six, and we fell in love with the place. I’ve called Alaska home ever since. You’ll know why Alaska is so close to my heart as you see the beauty and meet Alaskans of past and present.

Throughout my life, I’ve felt the power of words. I taught English for 20 years, and I’m now able to spend more time on my writing, including the novels in my young adult historical romance series. My first series is set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world.

When not writing, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and participating in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Alaska 49ers. I also belong to several historical and writers’ groups.



It's raven season in town--they perch on signs and light poles, and frequent our dumpsters and parking lots. Here's an older post I wrote about ravens.

My office window looks out toward a raven flyway. Each day a little after sunrise and a little before sunset, ravens fly by on their way to work and back. From their nests in the foothills east of town, they fly to their scavenging sites. They spend their days cruising for roadkill, natural carcasses, human garbage, whatever food they can find. And they commute to work just like we do, mostly individually, sometimes in pairs.


I enjoy watching them fly by. Personalities shine through as some fly slowly and deliberately, some quickly.

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