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.


Ireland 3

I've just spent a few weeks in Ireland. I loved it, and I noticed some similarities between the Emerald Isle and Alaska. For example:

The scenery is gorgeous. Whether it's green, rolling hills, or surf crashing against cliffs, Ireland is just as beautiful as Alaska.

The people are friendly. I met many Irish folks who were just as nice as Alaskans.

The climate is similar--Ireland is about the same latitude as Ketchikan, and they both get a lot of rain. That's why they're both so green.

Here are some photos from my trip. Enjoy!.

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