Hello! I am an author and musician. I studied music in California through a private five-year program called CalPlan and earned certification in teaching and performance. I ran a private studio in my home teaching piano, as well as bass guitar and soprano recorder, for thirty years. During ten of those years I also taught classroom music at a private school. I thoroughly enjoyed my teaching career.
I’ve played piano for churches and a wide variety of events throughout my life. My husband is a guitarist and vocalist. We’ve performed together throughout our marriage in many venues playing many styles from sacred music to rock. We’ve served in a number of churches and currently serve as worship leaders in our church.
Not long after retiring from teaching, my husband and I moved from California to North Dakota where I began pursuing my desire to write and publish. My inspiration comes from my surroundings, circumstances, life experiences and events, people, pets, and nature. I write often about poignant moments and relate them to life in general and the spiritual lessons I learn..
Aside from writing and music performance, I enjoy reading, am a yarn junkie and enjoy knitting and crochet. I write a lot of paper and pen letters and also enjoy sending and receiving audio emails with family and friends. I’ve engaged in fitness walking all my life and also enjoy rambling walks for photo taking.
I enjoy speaking and sharing what I write and why I write. I’ve had the pleasure to be a guest on several radio shows discussing my books. I’ve spoken at book clubs and book signings. Along with my husband I participate in local Open Mic nights where I perform musically and speak on writing.
I’m a member of Christian Authors Community which meets weekly online with other authors from around the United States and other countries. I’m a member of a local writers’ group in my small town which meets monthly.
Although I engage in public events and performances, I am by nature an introvert and homebody. I seek out and enjoy quiet days and nights at home with my husband and our English bulldog Melody, and silver tabby cat Merri. We have a blended family of nine children, all grown, giving us eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
I’ve published four non-fiction books and am currently working on a fifth.
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