My first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four. I'm told it snowed on us on the Fourth of July while we were there. I spent most of my childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with my parents to almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places in between.
Writing has always been an integral part of my life, from childhood journals and stories on to the six manuscripts that preceded the first book in my Yellowstone trilogy, Repeating History, and its sequel True Gold. I have a bachelorís degree in British and American literature and history, a masterís degree in library science, and a certificate in museum studies. I was a reference librarian, aka a professional dilettante, for sixteen years. I am currently working as an independent museum curator and exhibit designer as well as writing the third book in my Yellowstone trilogy, set after the Hebgen Lake earthquake of 1959.
Other things I love include quilting, gardening, meteorology, and the travel bug I inherited from my father, including multiple trips back to my favorite Grand Geyser and the rest of Yellowstone. I live on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains within easy reach of my other favorite national park, Mt. Rainier.
"The details paint a word picture