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Joined 02-08-10, id: 710822, Profile Updated: 08-26-14
Author has written 5 stories for Romance, and Action.

I've been an avid reader since I learned how to read, and that love of books led, eventually, to writing. I actually wrote my first short story in third grade (at the age of 8, for those of you don't live in the U.S.). I started writing romantic stories when I was a teenager. I made my first attempt at writing a novel when I was 15. (It was actually a fanfic based on a TV series that was popular at the time called It Takes a Thief.) When inspired, I also write song lyrics and poetry, which began when I was 13. You'll find some of my better ones in a few of my novels.

I'm a mother of four (three daughters, one son) and a grandmother, currently, of three grandsons. I love them all very much. I grew up in the LDS Church, first in Southern California, then later in the Salt Lake Valley. I took French all through junior high and high school and I loved it. I've even written a poem or two in French, one of which appears in "Maggie Mac". I also make use of French in the novel "Double Jeopardy".

When I was 21, I went overseas to the Belgium-Antwerp Mission, for which I learned to speak Dutch. My first two mission companions were both born and raised in the Netherlands and helped me to become more proficient in the Dutch language than I might otherwise have been. I make liberal use of what they taught me in my novel "Cruising Into Danger", with a smattering of it in "Forever".

When I write romance novels, I always put pitfalls or challenges of some sort in the path of the hero and the heroine, which they have to overcome before they can be together. Once they do, they get married; and then--usually, but not always--I have them face even greater problems. When the story is over, you know they're going to be okay as a couple because, by that time, they've pretty much overcome the world. Some of my stories are humorous; some are angst-filled; some have elements of intrigue and danger. But every one of them has love and romance.

Not all of my stories started out with LDS characters in them. However, my characters and stories tend to take on a life of their own. Once the hero and heroine fell in love, I couldn't help but want them to have the gospel in their lives and to have a temple marriage . . . so I changed the stories accordingly.

I hope you enjoy those that you choose to read.

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When Past & Future Meet
In a series of unusual events, college coed Elyse Stanhope travels back in time from 2010 to 1948, where she meets her newlywed grandparents, her great-grandparents, and her grandfather's best friend, Matt Stanford, a former WWII pilot who was shot down over a heavily forested area of France & forever after walked with a limp, dying a lonely old bachelor. Can Elyse change his fate?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 315,089 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/15 - Published: 7/1
Cruising Into Danger reviews
Derek Davenport, undercover operative for the DEA, is looking for a female government employee to go on a dangerous undercover mission with him aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. When he meets former LDS sister missionary, Terri Holland, he knows he's found the right one.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 115,487 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 6/8 - Published: 6/1 - Complete
Chasing Rainbows: The Life & Times of Christopher Robin
18-year-old singer/songwriter/musician, Christopher Robin, is in love with Alicia Williams, the 23-year-old daughter of his lifelong music teacher. When they meet at their university's homecoming dance, Chris decides to ask Alicia to dance. When she accepts and he takes her in his arms on the dance floor, something quite remarkable occurs.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 26 - Words: 157,473 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/20 - Published: 5/12 - Complete
Forever
When Barbara DePauw's husband, Randy, is killed while working undercover in Antwerp, Belgium, her former high school sweetheart-who betrayed her love and trust-turns up on her doorstep to bring the sad tidings. Will Barbara be able to overcome the pain of their shared past and allow Ian back into her life?
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 22 - Words: 106,149 - Updated: 3/15 - Published: 2/28 - Complete
Twice Smitten reviews
Tony and Penny grew up in love. But when he was 18 and she was 16, he betrayed her love and trust. Seven years later, they're reunited, but Penny is now engaged to one of Tony's best friends. Will Tony be able to win back Penny's love, despite his past misdeeds?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 134,022 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/4/2018 - Published: 4/24/2018 - Complete