For most of my life I have lived, written, and read in and near the farming communities of southwest Ohio. Growing up on a busy produce farm with a country store and bakery didn’t leave a lot of time for reading, but one must prioritize, and the reading got done.
I left the farm and bakery and spent thirteen years as a teacher—most of that time in a small Christian school amazingly reminiscent of New Vision Christian School in my first novel, Hand Me Down Husband. Since leaving the classroom, I write Christian school curriculum for Christian Light Publications. And of course, I also write novels about single women who live happy and fulfilled lives whether or not their story includes a walk down the aisle to say, "I do."
When I am not reading or writing fiction or curriculum, you’ll find me with a crochet hook in my hand. While I can hardly remember not knowing how to crochet, I have vivid memories of my Pennsylvania grandmother patiently teaching me to chain, single crochet, and double crochet. In 2009 I was inspired to design afghan patterns, and since then Herrschners and Mary Maxim have purchased several of my designs. Click over to my Afghans page to see some pictures.
One of my latest crochet creations.