About

About

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These days I’m a wife, mother, writer, and gleefully retired nuclear engineer, but I got here by deciding to become an astronaut at the tender age of eleven. I blame it on the Apollo Space Program, which filled my head with visions of space exploration. Books by Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clark, and Isaac Asimov on the library shelves of my elementary school may have been contributing factors.

That decision led me to a career in nuclear engineering. I never made it to the moon, except in my dreams, but somewhere along the way, I caught the writing bug, for which there is no cure. I also fell in love with a practical man who was not afraid of brainy girls, got married, had two sons, and wrote for fun and therapy. I loved being an engineer, but when the opportunity came, I leaped at the chance to write full time.

I like to cook, travel, read, and write about the grand scheme of things. On my website, you’ll find historical-southern fiction, science fiction, and articles on telecommuting and business travel.

My husband and I live on a two-acre horse property in a rural township about 25 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. I’m active in three writer’s critique and support groups, and we welcome new members. If you’ve been bitten by the writing bug, feel free to join us for fun and therapy. Reach out through my contact page and I’ll be glad to help you get started.

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