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.

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Captain Cook gingerbread 2

In Anchorage, Alaska, the Captain Cook Hotel displays a gingerbread village during the holidays. Chef Joe Hickel makes it from scratch every year, and it is an amazing thing to see. It's part of our family's holiday tradition; we used to take our daughter there before going to Grandma's on Christmas Eve, and now that she's grown and out of the house, my husband and I see it as part of our New Year's Eve celebration. Here are a few photos from last year:

Enjoy the holiday season, however you like to celebrate!.

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