I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I received a BA in English and Education. Post graduate school led to a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Washington. I’ve been a classroom teacher and a school librarian.
In addition to novels, I have written short stories, critical essays on writing, and scripts for educational media.

Iā€™m a member of the Emerald City Romance Writers, the Evergreen Writers, the Puget Sound Sisters in Crime, and have been a conference speaker and workshop leader.

As an artist, I enjoy working in a variety of media, especially watercolor, colored pencil, and pen and ink.
My other spare time pursuits include photography, collecting children’s books, and anything to do with wire-haired fox terriers.