I've been writing ever since getting my first official rejection at 13. Articles and essays were followed by 7 children's picture books (five now out of print),a chapter book for 3-4 grade readers, and novels for adults from romances to murder mysteries, and some fun stuff in between. I have a large family (7 kids, 5 steps, 31 grandchildren, 6 great grands), so have lots going on all the time. I also teach for the Institute of Children's Literature, and belong to Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers dog America, Wisconsin Writers Association, the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Society for Children's Writers and Illustrators. I love to golf, play the piano (not as often as I should), socialize with bridge, dominoes and mah jong. Contact me anytime - I love to hear from readers!