As a child growing up in cozy little town on the Missouri River of South Dakota, I explored my early passion for writing and art by creating stories and poems. I even attempted one novel on theme paper and kept it carefully hidden on a high dusty shelf in my bedroom. I sometimes wonder where it is today--probably lost forever.
My husband and I have lived in Arizona for many years now. We have two grown-up daughters with homes and families of their own, but Topper, our cat lives with us.
I hold two degrees in Elementary Ed. Teaching for twenty-one years in grades 1,2,3,4, and 5 was a cherished joy, and even after retirement I continued to work with students in a reading intervention program.
...And throughout my adult life I wrote, painted, and revised my stories for children and their families. I finally realized that I had shelves and drawers filled with ideas, problems, and children who lived only in my imagination and my stories---in short, books without readers. Such a waste!
Publication offers me an audience and completes the communication cycle that sometimes began with a germ of an idea many years ago.