My first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four. I’m told it snowed on us on the Fourth of July while we were there. I spent most of my childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with my parents to almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places in between.
Writing has always been an integral part of my life, from childhood journals and stories on to the six manuscripts that preceded the first book in my Yellowstone trilogy, Repeating History, and its
sequels True Gold, “Homesick“, and Finding Home. I have a
bachelor’s degree in British and American literature and history, a master’s degree in library science, and a certificate in museum
studies. I was a reference librarian, aka a professional dilettante, for
sixteen years. In my non-writing life I am currently working as an independent museum curator and exhibit designer.
Other things I love include quilting, gardening, meteorology, and the travel bug I inherited from my father, including multiple trips back to my favorite Grand Geyser and the rest of Yellowstone. I live on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains within easy reach of my other favorite national park, Mt. Rainier.