I started writing poetry at the age of 10. When I was 12, I wrote a short play and had my friends come over and act it out. I was actively involved with my high school and college newspapers. After college, I worked for newspapers in Oklahoma and Washington State. I am mother to a son and two daughters. I have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. I retired from the corporate workplace a few years ago. I devote my free time to writing and family genealogy research. I live in Oregon.