I always say that I had to become a writer. It was the only legitimate excuse I could have for daydreaming all day!

As far back as I could remember I have loved to make up stories and characters. In one of my Memory Boxes, I have books that I made when I was a child. Each has a scribble of picture and a line or two of story. I loved nothing better than to create a whole new world or write 'sequels' to my favorite TV shows or books.

One of my favorite authors was and still is Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wanted to grow up to be just like Laura and write books people would read for years and years. Recently I was able to take a trip to visit the places where Ms. Wilder lived and worked. What a thrill to see where my childhood heroine's books came to life...  here I am sitting on the back porch at Rocky Ridge Farm  in Mansfield, Missouri.


Signing copies of my book The Gift of  Summer Snow: A Tale from the Garden of Mysteries. (Original title - renamed and republished as: Snipped in the Bud: A Tale from the Garden of Mysteries.) Solstice Publishing, 2015