I adopted Michigan as my home state in 1971 when I moved from a small town outside of Rochester, New York. I began penning novels in 1982 and received a contract offer for my first book in 1984. Since then, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House, Guideposts, and Bigwater Publishing have published my novels. My husband, Fred, a former American History teacher, shares my enthusiasm for history. Together, we visit historical sites, restored villages, museums, and lake ports, purchasing books and reference materials for use in my research.
I have lived all of my life in states bordering on the Great Lakes. My familiarity and fascination with these remarkable inland waters and my residence in the heart of Great Lakes Country in Upper Michigan, make me the perfect candidate for writing Great Lakes Romances®.