Welcome to my Author Page! I love teaching, reading, and writing. I home schooled my five children from pre-school to graduation (well, one has yet to graduate), and that was one of the most exciting adventures of my life. I teach middle school and high school students at a place called YEAH Academy in Roseville, Minnesota, where home schooled students can take classes. I’m also an Adjunct English Professor for North Central University and the University of Northwestern St. Paul.
When I’m not teaching, writing, or reading, I love spending time with my family; walking my rambunctious ninety-pound Labradoodle, Knight; and pampering my Ragdoll cat, Hero.
Although I’ve been writing business and educational materials for a long time, I’ve just started getting my work published as an author. I’ve written a novel, Silken Strands, that is as-yet unpublished, and a novella that is currently a semifinalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis Contest. Last spring my micro-essay, “The Sisterhood of Bereaved Mothers” appeared on Mothers Always Write. My short story, “Coyotes from Kazakhstan,” appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Sixfold, which you can read at their website. Recently I won the “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” short story contest sponsored by Two Sisters Writing and Publishing for “Love in the Wings,” which you can read online.