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.



I spent the last few weeks traveling. While it was good to see new places and visit far-away relatives, I am glad to be home, for several reasons:



When I’m home, I can drink out of my favorite mug and sleep in my own bed.

When I’m home, I know where everything is and I can drive myself.

When I’m home, I can cook my favorite foods or go to my favorite restaurants.

When I’m home, I can hang out with friends and family without making a big effort.


When I’m home, I have my usual routine and more time to write.

When I’m home, I can see the familiar mountains and ocean views.

When I’m home, my husband and family are close at hand.

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