I’m happiesauthorpict when I’m writing, fleshing out the stories in my head. I think about my characters all the time. Scenes pop into my mind as I drift off to sleep or wander the grocery store. It’s a relief to write, but also hard work. The rewards are immeasurable. I used to be a teacher and consider myself a lifelong learner. My prayer is to continue to grow as a writer with each story I tell.

I love the past and earned my bachelor’s degree in history. I remember being told there was nothing I could do with a history degree, but now I get to use what I learned when writing stories. As with everything, I always want to know more, so when I’m not reading romance or mystery, I’m reading nonfiction history books about 19th century America and Britain. If you ever come across a great history book or biography from the period, be sure to let me know! I love sharing tidbits I learn along the way, and I’d love to hear from you too.

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I’m represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.