I was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania, graduated from Slippery Rock University with a BS in English and have lived in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Rhode Island, and North Carolina. I've never won any prestigious awards like Carolyn Hart, or visited exotic locales like Agatha Christie, neither have I had famous acquaintances like G.K. Chesterton , but I am still a very blessed Christian woman. I have a large extended family who loves me, a husband whom I cherish and he cherishes me, and a penchant for reading, watching, writing and solving mysteries. In that vein I cannot help but concoct stories, whether in book form or a yearly mystery party I throw for friends and family to solve.
When I lived in Pennsylvania my pooch Cooper and I volunteered at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. He really was a very smart dog. If you read either of my novels you will see Cooper plays a prominent role. And yes, the Shepherd on the front page of my blog and at the top of my website https://www.pawsforlovemystery.com is one in the same. He is no longer alive, but his memory lives on in each and every page I write in my Paws For Love Mysteries.
I now call North Carolina home where I live with my husband and a home filled with lots of furry friends.
I write because I feel compelled to put words on paper, but it's meaningless unless I can share them with others.