Life inspires my writing and my writing inspires my life. Twenty years of government work provides the basis for my stories.
I vividly remember when I first considered writing. I was less than five years old, galloping about our yard at the farm, probably pretending to lead a cavalry charge or round up a stampede. On one of the few unbroken limestone slabs that made up our sidewalk, I paused and turned to face the east, where the yard sloped into a grove of evergreens that led to our garden and the highway. I focused on something far beyond the highway, past the hay meadow and the locust-forested pasture. “Maybe I should write books,” I thought. “Someone has to.” I pondered this momentous choice for a while. Then I decided that it would be more logical for people who could read to write books, and galloped off again. However, I took up writing, as many people do, in my teens. As the years passed and life in the form of marriage and children intervened, I tried repeatedly to give up writing, but it would not give me up.
With over twenty years working for a cabinet-level agency, I have observed politics from the inside, on both the personal and public level. Some of those observations have been threaded into my writing. Those experiences, along with my curiosity about human motivation, weave the tapestry that is my writing.
While I primarily write fiction, I also share my world views via blogs and articles.
Fort Scott, KS USA
My third novel What the River Knows will be released by The Wild Rose Press on October 14,2015.
Published More Than a Point of Honor and the sequel The Judas Seat, available on Amazon.
Twice won best first pages of a novel prizes for as yet unfinished Love's Crossroads.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barclay College, full-time school and work, while raising three teenagers.
Three kids who are now happy, productive adults.
More Than a Point of Honor
When his wife dies in his arms during a terrorist attack, American diplomat Richard Matthews turns his back on diplomacy, vowing to bring to justice the man who caused her death--operations chief of the CIA.
The Judas Seat
A South Korean defector takes the reins of North Korea, touching off fears of a nuclear showdown. The only negotiator all parties will agree to is a man who doesn't want the job.