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An author, artist, and retired teacher, I have jet-boated in New Zealand, climbed the Temple of a Thousand Columns at Chichen Itza, ballooned over the tablelands of Northern Australia, and posed for a photographer among the columns of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
As a teacher, I read to children and as a world traveler, I collected stories and soon began to create my own, first for my students, and then for adults. Seven of my books have been published so far and I’m currently working on a new time travel trilogy.
My love of reading aloud evolved from years of witnessing my grade five and six students hunger for exciting adventure stories. That sparked my interest in storytelling and writing books for young people. Now I write for all ages, creating loveable and well-meaning characters, who are in conflict with their peers and society.
I’m interested in many genres--I write Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Paranormal Romance and currently am writing a Time Travel series. I’ve also published two children’s middle-grade books.
I enjoy attending writers’ conferences and meeting with readers and fans of my work. It’s so much fun to answer questions and hear readers’ ideas and requests for my future work.
I also belong to writers’ organizations. I’m secretary of the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America (CaRWA) and past program director for the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association (ARWA).
- Becoming an author
- Marketing your book
- The publishing world
- Social media marketing for authors
- My books
- World travel
- How did you go about getting your early works published?
- What part have you played in marketing your books?
- What is one thing that would surprise our listeners about being an author?
- How do you help your readers feel that the (fictional) story you’re writing is true?
- How do you balance the reader’s desire for a happy ending with realism in your books?
- How do you partner with readers to teach life lessons and expand perspectives?
- Did you base the character of Jamie, in Jamie’s Choice, on a real character?
- How do you develop a character background for the heroine especially in a historical?
- How do you do research?
- How do you name your characters, especially in historicals?
- Bringing Jamie home is a clean, contemporary romance, but you’ve also written historical paranormal romances and children’s books. Why not stick to just one?
- Why did you choose the enormous sheepdog for Jamie’s pet?
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