More About the Author
Let me begin by thanking you the reader for taking this opportunity to find out more about me. Although I was born in Oakland, California, my family moved around several times when I was quite young. I have lived in Sandpoint, Idaho where my younger brother was born; I have lived in Collville, Washington where I rode my first school bus (something which I still abhor to this day); and when I was seven, my family and I moved to Willard, Ohio where I lived until adulthood.
To this day, I still live in Ohio in the small town of Shelby where I have been widowed, re-married, and have given birth to a beautiful daughter who is the light of her father's and my eyes. It was she who actually inspired me to write my book Fern Valley-A Collection of Short Stories and her father who encouraged me to pursue my dream of becoming published.
The fact that I chose to write about farm animals is directly related to the fact that my childhood friend lived on a farm. It was a magical place to visit and the place where I became a big fan of chickens and gathering eggs. The characters and events in Fern Valley are loosely based on people I knew and events my brother and I experienced growing up.
I have many loves besides writing. I love to travel, I love to bird-watch, and I love to bake. I also like to craft, play board games, attend auctions, take photographs, do book reviews, flower garden, and volunteer at my daughter's school and our local library.
And if you loved Fern Valley, watch for Return To Fern Valley coming summer of 2014. As always, wishing you all Happy Reading!