The Author

I was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. My family moved here when I was six, and we fell in love with the place. I’ve called Alaska home ever since. You’ll know why Alaska is so close to my heart as you see the beauty and meet Alaskans of past and present.

Throughout my life, I’ve felt the power of words. I taught English for 20 years, and I’m now able to spend more time on my writing, including the novels in my young adult historical romance series. My first series is set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world.

When not writing, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and participating in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Alaska 49ers. I also belong to several historical and writers’ groups.

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spring pic

It’s late April, and already spring in southcentral Alaska! Some of us are shaking our heads at the early spring, but most of us are simply enjoying the season.

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Usually, spring comes in May, but we’ve had warm temperatures (in the 40s and 50s F) for weeks. That, combined with the increasing sunshine, has brought out the buds and leaves. Things are greening up!

A few years ago, my neighbor was shoveling snow off his lawn about now. This year, folks are working on their yards and gardens. Kids, and adults, are riding their bikes.

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