My writing is historical fiction. It's about
love, the importance of family and appreciation of nature in the
Brick, Lime and
Moonshine comes from 20th century family history and
oral legend at a time when I needed to leave my beloved lake cabin
which was built as a drinking house during Prohibition.
Shagoon (18th century Alaska,
California and Hawaii) comes from my interest in Native American
cultures. The storyline I discovered through research was so
exciting and plausible that I couldn't wait to write it. It
involves British Captain George Vancouver with his crew of Whidbey
and Puget as well as King Kamehameha and Russian Baranov. Cultures
include Tlingit, Hawaiian, Ohlone, and Spanish Mission.
A retired teacher,
and taught most of my life on both sides of Washington state and a
year in Hawaii. Now I indulge in research and put together bits of
history in new ways.
spending time with family, especially cooking together, and am
interested in warm climates and sandy beaches. I practice yoga and
enjoy the mussels from Penn Cove where I currently live on Whidbey
Island with my husband. As a new grandmother, my time is spent
either writing the next book or playing with my beautiful baby