Welcome to my home on the web!
I’m so glad you stopped by. This is where I share the latest about my books and offer encouragement for your own creative journey.
Like most of you, I’m a Busy Woman with Big Dreams and wear many hats. I am a writer, encourager, boat captain, determined dream chaser, recovering perfectionist, busy wife, mother and daughter, adventurer, Christ-follower, and hopefully, a friend to you.
I love stories of adventure and romance and have been hooked on writing since I penned “Susie’s Babies” in third grade—an epic tale about my hamster.
TRAPPED! is my Florida-set romantic suspense about Samantha, my tough-but-tender gator-trapping heroine. Had her daughter witnessed a murder?
Angel Falls, set in Brazil, is also romantic suspense, and tells the story of Regina, my switchblade-toting orphanage director and Brooks, a disillusioned former Army Ranger, who risk everything to save one helpless baby.
Angel Falls took 10 years to get published, so if you’d like to read the story-behind-the-story, you’ll find it in my blog post: “When Stubborn is a Good Thing.”
Both TRAPPED! and Angel Falls are available through my online Bookstore or your favorite online retailer.
I’m also a USCG-licensed boat captain and pilot a 33-foot pontoon boat for the Silver River Museum. When I’m not writing, I take local schoolchildren down the Silver River as part of their science curriculum. What fun to see their eyes light up at their first gator sighting!
Other Things I’m Passionate About
I spent six weeks in the Philippines during college and the children there will always hold a piece of my heart. Check out a great organization called Lift the Lid that supports street children in Manila through the School in a Cart.
I am also a consultant for Seeds of Blessing, which sells artisan baskets and other products that help women, especially, break the cycle of poverty and educate their children. Imagine getting (or giving) a handmade basket complete with the name and photo of the artisan who made it!
*Find more info on the Make a Difference page.
Along the way, I’ve also written a parenting book called, Parenting in the Home Stretch: 12 Ways to Prepare your Kids for Life on Their Own. I ghostwrote a book called, I Read You Loud and Clear…Say Again? for the amazing Gaye Martin, too. I’ve ghostwritten other books, written dozens of parenting articles and devotions, and was the editor of a parenting magazine.
When I’m not writing or out on the water, I love to kick back with family and friends, poke around Florida’s backwoods with my hubby, ignore housework, read, and plot my next story.
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