Whether Manifest Destiny or the conquered foe, history croons a haunting ballad, drawing us to the wonderment of lives and lands of the past. For this reason, I weave the proud and sordid truth through the fiery characters of my mind to take you, the reader, on an unforgettable journey—a Journey through tragedy, secrets, regret, and undeniable grace.
After twenty-five years in the front of a high school classroom, I began a second career writing freelance. I saw a good deal of success, and the rewards were incredible. Then God stretched my mind and heart. He had more for me.Why not write what I love to read?I dared to step out and begin writing Historical Fiction. If I could no longer guide minds and hearts into discovery from a teacher’s podium, I would do it from the pages of a book.
And HEART OF HISTORY was born.
I am an award-winning author, former high school teacher, and part-time music instructor. In addition to writing historical fiction, I have sold more than 200 articles for publication. My first real book (as a contributor to a Bethany House anthology) debuted in 2016. I’ve completed three novel manuscripts and keep busy in the interim writing curriculumand teaching writing classesfor area libraries and writers’ organizations.
AWARDS: Since 2014, my books have earned a Genesis Award and two Cascade Awards; three-time Genesis finalist, two-time Cascade finalist, First Impressions finalist, Genesis and IWG’s Novel semi-finalist, and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America’s Fab Five finalist.
Big families, fireplaces, snow, and the Amplified Bible all hold a special place in my heart.