author | photographer  | blogger

I had a fortunate upbringing in that I learned to read, print, and write (yes, cursive!) before I entered kindergarten. Bedtime stories were a nighttime ritual and reading continues to be a mainstay in all aspects of my life. 

I am happy and proud to share the gifts that were bestowed upon me as I write for young and adult readers, write about writing, and blog about topics that strike a personal and passionate chord with me. 

I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master’s degree in Special Studies (Art History, Creative Writing, and Photography), a Bachelor’s degree in Art, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History.

Medieval Scotland. Sir Lennox Brodie, a powerful knight, leaves his homeland to fight in the Crusades. It’s a vow he’s bound to fulfill and an escape from the devastation over the death of his wife and two daughters. He returns famous, scarred, and wealthy, with his soul still in tatters.

Lennox encounters Magge Weaver when she mistakenly enters the sun-dappled glade that

belongs to him. The secluded, tranquil spot becomes the backdrop for healing, redemption,

and the capacity to love again. It’s also where the unthinkable happens, giving pain and

heartache free reign to test their relationship - something not even a rich, capable knight can protect.

Co-authored by Anne K. Hawkinson and Paul V. Hunter

I recently participated in several MasterClasses in an effort to hone my writing skills and engage with authors who have mastered their craft. 

MasterClass is an immersive online learning experience.  The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor.  Courses are designed to give the participant the ability to gain the wisdom and knowledge of the world's best creators. 

Instructors create engaging online classes with interactive assignments, course materials, student communities, and Q&A sessions that create a uniquely powerful educational experience.

I am active on several social media platforms, which gives me the opportunity to engage and connect with people down the street, across the country, and around the globe. 

I have written several children's stories, most recently the first installment of my 3-book series titled The Mystery at Moz Hollow.  I'm currently working on a novella.


photo credit: marc fishman

Creating content on my blogs helps expose my writing to new audiences.  It provides me with an outlet to share things that I'm passionate about with my fans!

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