Books: Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter 1-7, Silver Phoenix, Sense & Sensibility
Writers: Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Sarah Prineas, Agatha Christie, PD James, Cindy Pon, Lisa Schroeder and too many more to list!
Quote: Thoughts become things, think the good ones. (Mike Dooley)
Food: Pasta, kale, tomatoes right from the garden, blackberries hot off the vine and sweet potatoes. (this list will change!)
Travel Destinations:England (got to see Jane Austen’s haunts), Sicily (ancestral home), China
Other favorites:vegetarian food, Chicago, riding my bike, elephants, cats, dogs, my macbook
Here’s where I write things about me…
I grew up in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. Although I’ve lived as far east (and south) as St. Augustine, Florida, and as far west as Longmont, Colorado, I now live about fifty miles from my hometown.
I’ve been writing nearly all of my life. When I was young, I lived with my grandmother and my older sister, but my mother lived in Chicago. I spent a lot of time writing her long, newsy letters about what was happening in my life. She would sometimes correct my spelling by return mail! (I learned to love being edited! lol!)
I also loved to write poetry and draw. I would design greeting cards and send them to my friends and relatives.
When I was sixteen, I moved to Chicago to live with my mother. I fell in love with Chicago, and have never fallen out of it! There is nothing quite like the thrumming heartbeat of a big city!
I have two lovely daughters, who are grown. They both live within five miles of me, and I like that a lot! When they were little, I used to make up stories for them. That was when I first starting thinking about writing for children. But, it wasn’t until they were out of the house that I began to take my writing seriously.
I love writing young adult novels. XVI is dystopian fiction, but I am also working on some fantasy and some contemporary themes. Too many ideas, too little time!
Thanks for stopping by my website. I will be updating it often, so check back soon — you never know what might show up here!