All I ever wanted to be was a writer. I remember at age eight making that decision. But it would take me years before I admitted it to anyone else.
My father always told me I could be anything I wanted. And I believed him. I worked first at a newspaper as a featureís writer and later an editor. I sold my first short story to Womanís World in 1987. That day is one of the most exciting days of my life. My first fiction sale! A dream come true.
I sold another 35 short stories before I wrote and sold my first book, ODD MAN OUT, set in West Yellowstone, Montana where I grew up. "Romantic Times" gave the book 4 1/2 stars and nominated it for Best First Book and Best Intrigue for 1995. Most of my books are set in my home state of Montana. Others take me back to my Texas roots, the place I was born.
When Iím not writing, Iím playing. My husband and I love to travel, camp and boat. In the winter, I snowboard (who says you have to be a kid to snowboard). Every chance I get, I read. I love books. I love stories that take me away, that surprise and scare me, that make me laugh and cry. Those are the kind of books I try to write.
Lately, when not sitting in front of the computer, I've found myself sitting in front of my sewing machine. I love food. I love being creative.