I was raised on a dairy farm in the small town of Hillsdale,
NY. After college, my husband Richard and I fell in love with
the Adirondack region, and we moved with our two daughters to
Thurman, NY, in 1976.
I’ve loved to read ever since I learned how, and I grew
up with novels tucked under my mattress, in the laundry basket,
and in a secret hiding place beneath an unused heat register in
my bedroom floor. I guess it was just natural that I would love
writing, too, but it took me a long time to get around to it.
When my kids were grown I wrote an occasional article for the
local papers, and finally, in 2002, I published my first book,
a nonfiction work for adults called Shared Stories from
Daughters of Alzheimer’s: Writing a Path to Peace.
That gave me the confidence to write Adirondack Gold and
Adirondack Gold Teacher's Guide. It takes a lot of to
create a book, and I needed help! My husband and youngest daughter
contributed the illustrations, and the rest of my family became
my “support staff.”
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