Q & A
- How did you come up with the ideas for your books
My grandchildren gave me the ideas.
- Why do you like to write?
I love to talk. So it was natural that I would write down what I talked about.
- Do you do other kinds of writing?
Yes. I have a novel that is a funny, romance and has a dog as the star. There is also a historic Christian
romance in the works. And I am working on chapter books for middle graders. I have written simple poems and I had two
a short stories published in anthologies.
- Did you have a job before becoming an author?
Yes. I worked at a local hospital for 33 years and retired December 2013. Before that, I was half of a family
- Did you read much as a kid?
Oh, my goodness yes!. I read every chance I could get! Maybe it was too much because I would read when I
I should have been doing my school work.
- Did your parents read to you?
My mother read a lot to me.
- What was your favorite book that she read to you?
The was a Little Golden Book named Katie the Kitten. I made her read that so much to me that I could recite it
myself and made people think I could actually read when I was only three years old. I also loved to hear the book
of Little Black Sambo. I know it is a "banned" book now, but I honestly didn't think of it in a raceist way at that
young age. I just loved the idea of the tigers turning into butter!
- What kind of book did you like to read?
When I was in elementary school, I liked reading The Bobbsy Twins. As I got older, I read Trixie Belden books,
moving on to Nancy Drew. I guess I got an early start on enjoying the mysteries. Because now, I read every
mystery I can get my hands on.
- Did you read to your children?
Books were a big part of my kid's lives. We gave them books for every special occasion. They had library cards
and enjoyed checking books out to take home.
- What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
Reading certainly headed the list, but I did also enjoy going for walks on our family farm. I loved collecting bugs,
looking at flowers.