I’ve been writing since I was old enough to imitate everything I love. The skirmishes of Beatrix Potter’s woodland creatures, the antics of Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, the spooky adventures of Scooby and the gang, the missteps and angst of Judy Blume’s adolescent girls—I had my version of them all. My longest-running and most cherished labor of love, however, was my homage to the original Trixie Belden mystery series. Then I discovered that I hate plotting mysteries. I really just wanted to write about the girls and their friendships and their clashes with their families and their troubles in school and their dreams for the future and their first loves. Pretty much what I write about now.
My Writing Stuff
- Romance Writers of America (RWA)
- Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA) local chapter
- B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College
- Diploma for completion of the Writing for Children and Teenagers course from the Institute of Children’s Literature
- “Americans: Ida B. Wells, Crusader for Justice,” American History
- “The Story of Ida B. Wells,” Cricket Magazine
- “He Who Does Not Speak His Love,” in Bridges & Windows, edited by D. M. Huang, N. Ishisaka, and S. Moreau, First People’s Press, Evergreen State College.