I have been writing stories ever since I could hold a pencil and singing in church choirs since I was big enough to hold a hymn book. I had my first critique partner in ninth grade. We wrote lots of stories and assured each other how
brilliant they were. Our treasured friendship continues to this day. During my highschool years, I dabbled in drama, including historical plays where I got to dress up in elegant gowns from bygone eras. Later I traced my ancestors to their roots in Georgian era Britain. In the process, I uncovered enough fascinating true stories to keep me in romance plots for years to come!
A special needs teacher by training, I left the classroom to raise my young family, fully expecting to return to work when my
children reached school age. In my limited spare time, I wrote my
first historical romance then began learning the skills I needed to
make it sell. In 1998, my life took an amazing detour when my
two youngest sons were diagnosed with autism and I sold my first
book. Suddenly my writing hobby became a career that allowed me the
flexibility to be at home for my boys, and my former profession
became my life.
Since then, I have written more than thirty works of historical romance, inspirational romance. otherworld fantasy and historical fiction. They have been published in every continent except Antarctica, meaning my characters have made friends in places I may never get a chance to visit.
My family and I live in historic, romantic Nova Scotia. When not
writing books or driving my children to various appointments and
activities, I continue to worship in music with Celtic Flavour .
Here is a video of Celtic Flavour performing one of our favorite pieces. I hope you enjoy it!