All right. I’ll admit it. My mother read POLLYANNA to me as a child. For those of you who have not encountered Pollyanna, she was an annoying girl who found something to celebrate and be happy about in any situation. What can I say. At an early age, I was genetically imprinted with optimism and to this day, I believe we humans are at the very beginning of what we can become.
My real life adventures (other than being a mother) include a USO tour above the Arctic Circle in Greenland and a military plane ride along the southern coast of Iceland. I spent a month in Mexico studying Spanish, and traveled by rail for three weeks around Great Britain. My husband and I also followed an ancestor’s diary of his Civil War travels across the southern states and watched baby cranes being taught to follow the ultralight planes in order to learn how to migrate. When I can’t go on a real adventure, there is nothing I like better than a good book that takes me somewhere else on a mental adventure.
The places authors take us in their books let us escape the ordinary and for a brief while live someone else’s life–a vacation without ever leaving home. My greatest hope is that my books will provide that for my readers.
Current work in progress: THE HOUSE ON ALDERSON ROAD, the story of a young woman whose past is nothing like she believes it to be.
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