About Me

I grew up the Fifties, in a rural setting outside Portland, Oregon. A country girl, I was clueless about life beyond my small world until, as a 15-year-old, I traveled to the island of Sicily and lived with an Italian family of six brothers and one sister. It was during that summer that I began to see things as they are.

Travel has that effect on people. Whether we go from one country to another or from one stage of life to the next, the trip increases our knowledge and, hopefully, our appreciation of other customs and traditions.
As a writer, I present things as they are. In my blog, as well as in all my stories, you’ll find contemporary women of different ages and different social groups facing universal struggles and striving to overcome them. You will also encounter hope and comfort as women find strength in God’s love and overcoming power.
That is my mission: to pen words of comfort to Christian women.
Prior to writing full-time, I spent over 30 years in women’s and children’s ministries as a Bible study leader, retreat speaker, youth worker, and peer-counselor through my church. I have also written Bible studies for women in area churches, e.g., Love-All (Teaching Your Child to Serve) and What’s a Body to Do? (A Bible Search for Answers to Modern Problems).  During my professional career I served Jesus by ministering to women and preborn babies in the pregnancy care center movement.


I married my high school sweetheart more than 40 years ago and we enjoy life together with Sophie, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in the high desert of central Oregon. Dick and I have two married daughters and four delightful grandchildren and we are active members of Prineville Community Church where Dick serves as an elder and I as church librarian.