A writer’s life isn’t just about life while writing, it’s about all the writer’s life that’s gone before the writing. The bumps and twists, the joys and beauty of places and people. So here’s a bit of the shape of my life that shapes my stories.
I grew up in Minnesota where life centered on family and friends, outdoor activities, pets, music, and reading. And I guess I’ve always been a writer. At first it was short stories and terrible poetry. Then the fun writing stopped and I attended the university, earning a doctorate in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A psychotherapist for over thirty years, I have a passion for encouraging people. I often tell patients who feel dried up inside: You can’t pour from an empty pitcher.
I’m writing for fun again, and I hope that my fiction not only entertains but pours into readers’ deepest needs.
My husband and I live in Wisconsin, not too far from the grandkids. Our household consists of two monster cats and the smartest dog in the world.
Life still centers around family, friends, outdoor activities, pets, music, and reading. In the winter you’ll find me on the ski slopes; in the summer you’ll find me wishing I were on the ski slopes. I enjoy traveling, especially to England and Scotland. My list of revolving hobbies also includes: quilting, knitting, photography, playing the Celtic harp, kayaking, Nordic walking, and yoga.
Lastly, but really first, my Christian faith is the core of who I am. It’s my hope. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.