Well, come along then . . .
first snagged me
soon after I became a Christian at the age
of twelve. My best friend Gwynne and I met in her family's screen
porch every available hour that summer to pen our "great American
came to an end before we finished those stories, and not
until high school and college did I experience my first opportunities
to write for publication. As a reporter, I loved interviewing
people and writing news stories.
eighteen months before college graduation, I began dating Jim---my
very own handsome hero. Marriage, setting up our home, and eventually
raising two sons took center stage.
I returned to writing,
I decided to tackle a novel. What an
eye-opener! Writing fiction required lots of learning and growing.
steeped myself in classes at Christian writers conferences and struggled
through correspondence courses, while I studied countless books and
magazine articles on the craft and industry. All the while, I worked
steadily toward my goal.
I helped start Word & Pen Christian Writers Club which serves
the Fox River area of Northeastern Wisconsin.
I wrote, and wrote, and wrote.
honing those fiction writing skills, I tackled articles and devotional
manuscripts for Christian magazines, and kept up with two monthly
columns. For ten years, Together In Faith published my devotionals
in "Love With Shoes On." For five years, I researched and
edited the "Market News" for American Christian Fiction
1999, one of my profile articles took 6th Place in the Inspirational
Category of Writer's Digest's Writing Competition. That piece
became my first cover article, published in the May 2000 issue of
The Christian Communicator.
years later, I suddenly found myself in a speaking ministry. This
allowed me to teach the true nature of love to women's groups and
how-to workshops for Christian writers.
450 of my nonfiction manuscripts have appeared in Christian newsletters,
newspapers, magazines and anthologies.
I happily focus on my longtime dream of being the published author
of Christian romantic suspense.
to the Lord and to my agent, Jim Hart of the Hartline
Literary Agency, my first romantic suspense novel will release
with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in 2016.