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I grew up in the wild and beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the setting for “To Finish The Dance”—as well as the novel I’m writing now. My husband and I and our two lazy, non-mousing cats live just a bike ride from the shore of Lake Superior.
The “big lake they call Gitche Gumee” (a line from the Gordon Lightfoot song about the Edmund Fitzgerald) is to me the most beautiful body of water in the world. When it’s not frozen, about the length of a weekend sometime in August, you can find me there looking for cool rocks and beach glass.
I’ve been writing since I was old enough to put stubby pencil to lined paper, but I’ve only pursued it in a serious fashion for the last five years. I wrote “To Finish The Dance” in two weeks in 2006 and then spent the next several years revising it. After I finally decided it was time to let it leave the nest, off it flew, and I began work on my second novel.