I am the second oldest of 9 children. When I was 8, my family moved from the protective mountains of Salt Lake Valley to the open wheat fields of Kansas. Although terrified to start a new life in an area where we would be the only Mormons many people would ever meet, I soon came to love the land and the people there. I majored in elementary education while attending BYU. After marrying Craig, we moved around the country for several years. Before we had children, I spent spare moments writing but put my writing aside when my first son was born. That was 1991. In 2008, I was moved to write a fanfiction book, Noonday Sun. It had been so long since I'd written for my own enjoyment that I'd forgotten how much I loved it. After finishing the fanfiction, I searched through boxes that hadn't been opened since we moved back to Utah over a dozen years ago. I found several old manuscripts which I intend to finish - even if it takes another 20 years to do it.