When my first Siamese cat gave birth to six kittens on my bed, my appreciation for differences and the love of cats started. Cats and students have been a big part of my life for fifty years. Creative Writing was among the high school English courses I taught over my forty years in the classroom. I always wrote with my students. It provided me with knowledge of the assignment and led me down my own path of discovery. After retirement I was able to follow my passion of writing for young readers. I enjoy reading my books in elementary school classrooms and talking to my audience. They always provide me with amazing ideas and I have been able to use some of them to create new stories. I live in Colorado with my husband and one senior cat. I also enjoy being an active grandmother.
When I was growing up, I hated my brown hair. Boring! So, I started trying different colors. Blondes are popular. Let me try that? How about a darker shade of brown? Still kind of drab. I have two red-headed daughters. Let's go for red. It wasn't until I retired and decided to let my hair become its natural color that I stopped coloring. My hair dresser kept telling me to let the color go and embrace my natural gray. So I did and I have had students tell me that they would LOVE to have my color of hair but it costs too much. My response: "It took me a lot of years to get my hair this color!"