I was raised in the cozy town of Toledo Washington, the daughter of a logging truck driver and a homemaker. My heritage is of Native American on my mothers side and Danish on my father's side. A quiet and sometimes quirky student, I graduated from Toledo High School in 1984. In 2004, I graduated from Centralia College with an AA degree.
Writing poetry, short stories and in scribbling in my diary were hobbies that entertained me as a small child. After reading a Danielle Steele book in the seventh grade, I've been hooked on romance ever since. Some of my favorite books include Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird and Fireflies in December. I'm an avid reader of John Grisham, John Jakes, DiAnn Mills, Ann Rule and the late Frank McCourt. They are among a few of my favorite authors, but I've been known to peruse the dictionary, a thesaurus and even the phone book if I get desperate enough for something to read.