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.
(See the History section for links.)
I’m planning my trip to Skagway for the North Words Writers Symposium (). I’m looking forward to going, but getting there is not that simple.
As you may recall, Skagway is the setting for my novel Fools Gold. I’ve been there a couple times, and it is a great little town in a beautiful setting, with lots of history. It’s a perfect place for a writing symposium, but first I have to get there.
There is no road to Skagway. You can’t fly directly from Anchorage to Skagway. You can drive to Haines, then take the ferry (on the Alaska Marine Highway system) to Skagway, but I don’t have the 3 (or more) days to do that.Read More