I want to take a moment to explain why I write Celtic fantasy, paranormal mystery and paranormal historical fiction.
Writing allows me to explore in depth the the things I care about, such
as animals, and the environment--the fate of the world. My books are not what you would call
literature, and yet they are not mere entertainment either. They are
humorous at times, sad at times and page-turners that take the reader
into a world separate from this one. I do not write to market, I write
from my heart.
I grew up an 'Army brat', living in several
states as well as Germany during my formative years. But it was the time
I spent in Virginia on a 400-acre farm that set the imaginative stage
for my first books, and probably all those that have come after. I
received a B.A. in English and Art from Sonoma State University and
later studied Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. I've had several
careers over the years, all in the creative field. First a greeting card
business and later watercolors and then painting on silk which went on
for twenty years. But as soon as I put pen to paper, (or I should say
fingertips to a keyboard) I was hooked.
I couldn't stop writing
if I tried--it is the heart and soul of me now. I am still astounded by
how my characters lead me on, taking me down meandering paths where I
hadn't planned to go. The muse sits on my shoulder most days, and when
she's absent I flounder and realize I need a break. I love all things
magic, including the Tarot, the runes, divination of all kinds, ghosts,
clairvoyance, astral travel--you name it. Magic is all around us if
only we open our eyes to it.
I lived in the Pacific Northwest
for sixteen years before moving to the desert southwest with my husband,
a cat and a dog. The move was hard because I left family behind, but
Arizona is a wonderful place to be and the weather, at least in the
winter, is delightful!