I live at Horse Country Farm, a family-owned riding stable in the Cascade foothills. I organize most of the riding programs, teach horsemanship around my day-job as a substitute teacher, nurse sick horses, hold for the shoer, train whoever needs it – four-legged and two-legged. And write books in my spare time, usually from 8PM to 2AM, seven days a week after a long day on the ranch.
When I can’t write, due to the overwhelming needs and pressures of the “real” world, words and stories fill my mind. Even when I muck the barn, I think about books in progress and map out the writing in my mind.
As a substitute school teacher, I love the school breaks but I’m just as busy, since there are 22 horses to look after, along with other assorted animals. As for kids, I give back the ones who come to learn how to ride at the end of each day. Now, I’m teaching the kids and grandkids of the ones I taught way back when we started. I’ve had a lot of adventures over the years and I plan to write all about them. I hope you enjoy reading about them!
I’m a member of Evergreen Romance Writers of America, the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America Chapter, the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest and Pacific NW Writers. I have B.A. degrees in English and History, and my Master’s-In-Teaching degree.
See you soon. Meantime, enjoy the stories!
Life and Career
Grandma said, "Write me a romance with sex, violence and alcohol and I'll read it." So, I chose her name as my pseudonym and yes, I write those kind of books.
As my first writing teacher, Muriel Newsome, a published author quoted, "Everything is grist for the mill."
So, be careful what you say to me, 'cuz I'll put you in a book.
When I served in the Army Reserve, I learned the care and training of junior officers is "Sergeant's Business," and many of my characters have also served their country.
In grad school, one of the professors told us to decide early, "Which chicken do you want to chase?" Another said, "Begin with the end in mind." They were talking about class lesson plans, but I apply this advice to writing and it helps me create a good story.
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