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

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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Chasing Rainbows: The Life and Times of Christopher Robin
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: 156,585 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/18/2014 - Published: 7/28/2014 - Complete
Days of Future Past reviews
Through a strange series of events, 21-year-old Elyse Stanhope travels back in time to 1948, where she meets her grandfather's best friend, Matthew Stanford, a handsome former WWII pilot who was injured during the War and ever after walked with a limp and never married. Can Elyse change his fate? (Be warned: this is a character-driven story with lots of dialog.)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 46 - Words: 315,543 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/20/2014 - Published: 8/8/2013 - 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: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Complete
Double Jeopardy reviews
Tony & Penny grew up in love, but when he was 18 & she 16, he betrayed her love & trust. 7 yrs. later he realizes he still loves her, but she's engaged to his best friend. Once he confesses his love to her, will she forgive him & give him another chance?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 24 - Words: 134,018 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 5/30/2010
Cruising Into Danger reviews
DEA agent Derek Davenport is looking for a woman to go undercover with him, playing his wife, on a cruise ship that's bringing illegal drugs into the U.S. When he meets returned sister missionary Terri Lynn Holland, he knows he's found the right one.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Spiritual - Chapters: 22 - Words: 116,213 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/30/2010 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Complete
Maggie Mac reviews
Coed Maggie Springfield, anxious to escape a stalker classmate, leaves her home in Boston and transfers to a university in L.A., where her father's best friend, Alex MacGregor, teaches. Will Alex be able to protect Maggie from harm?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 13 - Words: 74,139 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/21/2010 - Complete