Welcome! I'm glad you're here. If you're the kind of person who gets tingles the moment you walk into a bookstore or library, you're not the only one. So many books, and never quite enough time to read them all. This website is meant to communicate with other readers and writers, and the site is a work in progress. If you’ve landed here, you might already be a friend, family member, or someone I’ve met at a writer’s conference. Maybe you’re one of the mothers I met at the park while my grandchildren played with your children. I hope my books will bring you a sense of wonder, laughter, something to ponder, and a gleam of hope.
I love the writing and editing process. It's exciting to be inside a novel-in-progress, seeing the characters develop and change. They often surprise me. I hope they will surprise you, too, and become friends who will remain with you long after you've savored the last page.
The 21st century publishing business is changing rapidly. Twentieth century authors and writers were often thought to be private, or in some cases, reclusive. But with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and so many other media resources, today's authors are encouraged to create a web presence before their first book is even published and distributed. I hope this site will convey to you a taste of what I write about, and why. More about Rise on Eagle's Wings, my first novel, on the "Books" page of this site.
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A hundred-year-old Midwestern friend told me that from the mid-1930s until 1950, the USPS delivered mail to her home twice a day, and sometimes three times daily before Christmas. In the 21st century, it's still a pleasure to hold a real letter penned by hand. I hope my novel will feel as tangible to you.