I grew up in California with my dad, mom, brother, and grandfather, where I enjoyed stories of family history, life in California, the Midwest, Canada, and England, and of World War II. I received my B.S. Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. It was at church in San Luis Obispo that I met my husband, Cliff. We settled in southern California and were blessed with a daughter and son, now grown adults.
Writing has always interested me, which led me to attend writers’ conferences, and to join and lead a writer’s critique group with the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild. I enjoy writing historical fiction, inspirational romance, gardening articles, non-fiction articles, and devotionals. Some of my current writing projects include Come to the Garden: Devotions and Horticulture Tips, which has gardening tips with related devotions; and Meet Me on the Bridge, a WWII inspirational romance based in England and France. In 1997, I began my role as contributing writer for the Poway Progress newspaper, which features my Farm & Garden column and my two historical fiction series: Rebecca (1997 to 2005), and its sequel The Exciting Adventures of the Trent Twins (2005 to present). I was a contributing editor of devotionals for Moms In Touch International (now called Moms in Prayer International). My non-fiction articles appear in California Garden, BGC World, and San Diego Family Magazine, to name a few.
When I’m not writing, I’m usually hanging out with my family, teaching elementary students to garden, helping in ministries at church, working in my yard, or curling up with a good book.