I grew up in a small town in Missouri.  At the advanced age of nineteen my pastor, a kind and compassionate young man,  took pity on my single state and asked me to marry him. No one told me not to, so I did.  When our first two children, a son and daughter, were two and four years old, I went back to college. I graduated two years later, and then had another son.  That was all a L-O-O-O-N-G time ago.

I’ve always been active in the churches my husband pastored, my biggest passion and involvement being with music–whether singing, directing, or accompanying.  I am also an amateur ventriloquist and performed for local churches and civic groups.  

I began writing when the kids were in elementary school and I was working full-time.  After completing several  manuscripts, entering and judging contests, attending a national conference, and garnering a lot of near misses  and rejections, I put my pen on the shelf and focused on raising my three children and being the  pastor’s wife.  

Then I retired from teaching high school business and resumed my writing.  Now I have the world by the tail.   I can spend all the time I want spinning stories, going to visit the kids, or whatever I please.  My goal is not, and  never has been, to be rich or famous.  I just want to write stories that give readers a sense of empathy and meet with God’s approval. What more could I ask?  

I don’t have a regular critique group, but I have some friends who read my books  and offer ideas.  I also have a daughter who helps me plot and scheme, and two sons who answer questions.  I am a member of ACFW and love to attend the conferences.

My idea of sheer luxury is to curl up with a good book and an icy cold .





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