I currently write both fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. I provide presentations at schools and libraries on writing and teach workshops. I'm a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and Women Writing the West.
My interest in the historic West stems from the stories I heard growing up. My family pioneered their way through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona as ranchers, miners and lawmen. My favorite activity is anything that involves horses . .
Or dogs . . . I can't remember a time when I didn't share my life with at least one. My interest in animal rescue and welfare issues made writing Monty's story an opportunity I couldn't resist. I've fostered numerous dogs in addition to the rescues that are part of my family. I've worked to raise awareness about puppy mills, bailed dogs out of shelters, bottle-fed orphaned puppies, cared for the sick and injured, assisted at births, and shed tears over abandoned or abused dogs that didn't survive in spite of heroic efforts by veterinarians. A portion of the proceeds from every sale of "MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog" is donated to animal rescue organizations.
To watch the Book Trailer for The Gingerbread Cowboy go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq0CIzBlA8U