I started riding at the age of nine, and competed successfully on the hunter-jumper circuit in the Pacific Northwest. My teaching career began more than twenty years ago. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels, whether they show or ride for pleasure.
Although I now focus on fiction writing, I have written riding articles for Practical Horseman magazine. My first book, Harmony, was published by Bold Strokes Books in August of 2011. It is a lesbian romance, and please read more about it on the Writing page of this site. My fifth novel, the first in a series of romantic intrigues, is Mounting Danger. It is set in my hometown of Tacoma, Washington, and it tells the story of a mounted police unit based in Point Defiance Park. I have also had three of my short stories in anthologies over the past year.
I’ve lived in Washington State all of my life, from Tacoma to Walla Walla to my current home on a small farm outside of Olympia. I’m a true native Northwesterner who enjoys rainy days, wears socks with my sandals, and gauges the magnitude of earthquakes by how much of my latte spills. I love spending time with my animals, trail riding with friends, reading, and playing the violin and viola. I also am obsessed with Star Trek and puzzles of all kinds.