I write fiction and nonfiction. I also write for businesses and individuals when they need to get the words right.
I take words seriously. In a fun way, of course. Words are transformational – you can climb into a book and sail away like it’s a magic carpet. I did that a lot as a kid, and was hooked early on the idea you can take 26 letters and build a new world, or teach a skill, or travel without leaving your chair.
What I Write and How It Evolves
I write about strong, interesting woman; friendships; dogs; mysteries; Montana and more. My nonfiction is focused on travel and living life to the fullest.
I got my degree in English and Education. I like to write in a way that gives you new information, whether it’s about a character, a place, or a piece of history. My fiction incorporates relevant facts, so research is crucial.
It’s fun, too. I enjoy digging into topics, then often find I can use the information in both my fiction and my nonfiction. It also takes me in new directions and gives me ideas for fresh twists, or deepens the story.
Writing lets me go where my interests take me.
I like Montana. I love dogs. I’m intrigued by psychology and why people do what they do. I find justice satisfying.
All these things play into my writing.
Curiosity is the cherry on top.
What I write is the product of all these things and the results never cease to amaze me.