From the time I was a child I loved country living, country life and especially cowboys and horses. Even as a teen I was upset when my mother moved into a small town after my father passed away. I longed for the freedom of roaming outdoors in spaces only imagined to some – but a definitive reality to keep me focused and sane.
I was forced to move to cities in order to work. I continued to dream of the freedom I knew when I was young. I married an ‘asphalt’ cowboy (a long-haul truck driver) and often I remained at home raising our children. But sometimes I went with him and travelling became a form of freedom again.
When I lived in Calgary I discovered many ways to escape – from going to Fish Creek Park to visiting forts in the near regions of the city. There were many options to listen to and enjoy my lovely country music as well. The Calgary Stampede, although crowded, offered me the thrill of watching cowboys, bucking bronco’s and races. In all my travels Calgary became my city of choice – followed by San Antonio in Texas.
As I dreamed I discovered another fascinating concept. I could write my dreams down – and escape into that world I loved so much. I was often at home and my children were now in school. So my writing career began. I took courses, joined groups, attended conventions and edited/critiqued other works. Now, I can escape into my perfect world, regardless of where I am. I can create an atmosphere and relieve stress by becoming involved with my characters.
Forever an optimist with hope in my heart, I love creating stories with happy endings and overcoming severe conflicts to obtain that end. I have written three historical romances, set in the colorful, little known Canadian West which makes Hawk’s Gift, (Canada’s Civil War) Alberta Wild Rose (fabled Lost Lemon Gold Mine in Crowsnest Pass) and Paradise on the Horizon (homesteading in the wilderness) true romance stories, using a unique setting. My latest published romance is a contemporary romance and set in the cowboy atmosphere of Calgary, Alberta. They are all available in Soft Cover as well as e-books at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca Kindle and other bookstores on the internet.
I am presently working on a romance suspense “Angels Among Us” which I hope to have available in the fall of 2012.