I live on a farm in Southern Illinois with my husband. We have a blended family of five married children and twenty grandchildren. I have been blessed with being the middle generation of a five- generation family for over twenty years. Living in our century old, twelve room farmhouse filled with antiques and family history, my dream of having an Inn gets less with each passing year.
The next season of my life is quickly approaching, and I welcome the challenges, ready to follow my heart and make my dream my goal. I want to write. With that said, I look forward to pouring out as many books, articles and any other bits of information God guides these nimble fingers to produce.
I imagine my future spent in a comfy chair with just enough sun to warm me, but not so much glare that I cannot see. This will allow me to write about all of the dreams I had through the years but no longer have the energy or desire to carry out, creating characters that are as charming to my readers as they are company to me while I tell their stories.
As I enjoy this season of my journey, I find my century-old farmhouse and surrounding area a constant inspiration. I greet each day with the mindset of the characters we have grown to love, and suddenly I have an idea! Whether it be a recipe I’m preparing, a memory of my past or something a grandchild shared, combined with the charm of the Simple Stitch characters...
Living above her yarn shop, A Simple Stitch, on Main Street in her hometown was the perfect life for Eliza. One of the original downtown buildings in Spring Forrest provided her the setting for the collection of antiques passed down and finds she picked up along the way.