A New Englander, I moved to Seattle to teach after college. With a scholarship from the Child Hearing League of Seattle, I obtained my M.A. from Lexington School for the Deaf and Columbia University in NY. After joining the Department of Defense Dependent Schools, I taught in Labrador, then transferred to Bamberg, Germany where I met my future husband from England.
I started writing while in Germany and had my first book published while living in the Canal, Zone, Panama. It was a teacher's language book, complete with student workbooks and playing cards that helped to reinforce vocabuary. Stories in Ginn & Co. 4th grade readers followed along with newspaper and magazine columns. .A monthly column in the Pacific Skipper magazine involved interviewing " yachties" who transitted the Panama Canal. ( I have always liked variety in my life!)
Since retiring in Florida, I've written a history of Florida titled CRACKER COW, A NARRATIVE of FLORIDA HISTORY, which inspired me to set up a website and to market my book at numerous venues.
My picture book, GATSBY'S GRAND ADVENTURES is the first book in a series published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Gatsby is an art gallery cat who jumps into famous paintings at night. If he remembers to jump out before dawn, everything is fine. But sometimes, Gatsby forgets, That's when Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip" and other famous paintings get messed up.
Each book in the series has a biography and several websites included so readers may learn more about the artist.
Currently, I'm working on two other picture books and a middle grade historical novel. I'm also the historian for our first Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society. (FCHNS) located in Citrus County, Florida.