I was raised in suburban Detroit with an older brother and a younger sister, and have a lot of happy childhood memories! I knew my husband, Tom, from both high school and church, and we were married in 1970. We are blessed with two wonderful daughters, two terrific sons-in-law, and two fantastic grandkids. Our family also includes rescued pets; Molly, a dog of unknown ancestry, Bailey the cat, and two grand-puppies; a Greyhound rescue named Gunner, and a Golden Retriever mix named Baxter.
Most of my married life I was a happy-to-stay-at-home mom. I did work off and on in various office positions, and was a freelance artist. I've sold several pet portraits and wild duck paintings. Because my hands have become a bit unsteady over the years, I rarely paint these days. Instead, I write. My first book, Mostly Maggie at Doggy Day Camp is based on my experiences in the lowest-paying, most fun and most rewarding job I've ever had. I was a doggy day camp counselor, the perfect job for me. I absolutely loved it!
I'm now retired and plan to spend more time writing. And when I grow up I'm going to raise horses.
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Mostly Maggie at Doggy Day Camp
Never boring! Usually rambunctious! Rarely quiet! Occasionally stubborn! Sometimes silly! Often noisy! Always unpredictable! Always fun! Always lovable!
Meet the dogs of Doggy Day Camp!
Follow the path to Doggy Day Camp. Get in on some doggy shenanigans, a touch of doggy danger, and a whole lot of just plain ol' doggy fun!
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