At heart, I'm a history buff. I have a degree in history and seriously considered getting my PhD in it. But I think writing fiction drawn on the past is more fun. I enjoy exploring the beauty of America. There is so much variety. And I always wonder, "Why did the first people settle here? And what makes people stay today?" When I'm not writing, I'm mom to two young adults. My daughter has juvenile arthritis, my son has autism, and we all are gluten free. It keeps life interesting! While I'm a ... Read More about About Me
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