I grew up in the 50's and society and parents expected me to marry and find a basic profession 'to fall back' on in case something happened to my marriage. Writing was not one of those professions.
After working my way through three basic professions: nursing teaching and office work, I ended up as a Real Estate Appraiser. (For ten years). Teaching, first in elementary schools and later in adult night classes, was the second most constant occupation in my rapidly changing life. Concurrent with or subsequent to my real estate career, I worked as a newsletter editor, an adult educator, an office organizational consultant, a library manager, a marriage commissioner and more.
At all times I found opportunities to write on the job or at home. I wrote for trade papers, newsletters and newspapers. Later I published short stories and poems. Above all else I dreamed of writing mystery novels. Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, books by Mary Stewart and Agatha Christie and a host of other mystery writers occupied my reading time. I wrote a mystery novel in my middle school years and finally now I am writing mystery novels for publication.
I joined a writers group 27 years ago and never looked back. Everything I've done, every course I've taken, every encounter I've had fuels my imagination and my stories. I write what I've loved to read--mystery, adventure, suspense and a touch of romance. My goal is to entertain readers and occasionally to leave them with thoughts that aid them on their life journey.
On the side I raised three children, including twins and two step-children. Currently I live north of Calgary with my husband and a cat called Kotah.