I love creating characters and places my fans want to return to again and again. (I’ve lost track of how many times readers have told me they wished they could move to Whispering Pines. I do too!) I choose topics for my mysteries I’m curious about. This not only makes research even more fun, it satisfies my desire to always be learning something.
When not writing, I enjoy going on long motorcycle rides with my husband and traveling. I’m very much a homebody so fill my days with reading, hiking, doing yoga, baking, watching British television mysteries, and nibbling really dark chocolate.
My first job at age thirteen was cleaning my dad’s offices. Writing has been a passion since that time, but I never thought it could be a career until later in life. To this day, I have no idea how I thought all those books got on the shelves at libraries and bookstores! Until I figured it out, I worked at a pizza parlor, department store, as a receptionist, a fast food manager, a fabric store manager, and a payroll manager. My best job ever, aside from being an author, was stay-at-home mom to my two sons, a position I held for eighteen years.
I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with a degree in English and Business. I published my first book 2014.
I was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Winona, Minnesota, a beautiful Mississippi River town. After graduating college, I moved to the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin, where I lived for over twenty years, then was blessed to live in gorgeous Colorado for ten years. Now I’m back in Wisconsin, again near the Mississippi River, where I live with my husband.