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Joined 02-08-10, id: 710822, Profile Updated: 08-26-14
Author has written 6 stories for General, Romance, and Love.

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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Twice Smitten
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: 133,946 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/4 - Published: 4/24 - Complete
When Past & Future Meet reviews
A series of unusual events send college coed Elyse Stanhope back in time to 1948. There she meets her newlywed grandparents & her grandpa's best friend, Matt Stanford, a handsome ex-WWII pilot. After being shot down, Matt's leg was badly damaged & he walked with a limp ever after, dying a lonely old bachelor. Can Elyse change his fate? (major rewrite of my "Days of Future Past")
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 313,956 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/16/2017 - Published: 5/9/2017 - Complete
Young Love
It's a poem in blank verse that I wrote back in high school, 1971.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Published: 2/4/2016
Cruising Into Danger reviews
Derek Davenport, undercover agent for the D. E. A., is looking for a female government employee to accompany him on an undercover mission aboard a cruise ship that is suspected of bringing illegal drugs into the U. S. When he meets former sister missionary, Terri Lynn Holland, he's convince he's found the right one. But how will Terri feel about it?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 23 - Words: 119,235 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/8/2015 - Published: 6/22/2015 - Complete
Chasing Rainbows: The Life and Times of Christopher Robin reviews
College freshman/musician, Chris Robin, is in love with Alicia Williams, the 23-year-old daughter of his former high school music teacher. Alicia just returned home after spending a year on sabbatical in New Mexico, trying to cope with the death of her fiance in a tragic car accident. Will Chris be able to heal and win her heart, despite the difference in their ages?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 157,056 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/18/2014 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Complete
Forever reviews
When Barbara DePauw's husband is killed in the line of duty, she isn't surprised when the government agency he worked for sends someone to bring her the bad news. She is surprised by the identity of the messenger, however . . .
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 100,391 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Complete