A native Kansan, the seed for my desire to write was planted many years ago in a journalism class at Topeka High School. I later graduated from Washburn University, where I met my husband, Glen, now a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and Vietnam veteran. His military career involved so many moves that each of our five children has a different birthplace.
Glen and I now live in Madison, Alabama, where I once worked for the weekly newspaper. After retiring as editor, I eventually began writing books. First to be published was my Vietnam memoir Once Upon a War: The Diary of a Waiting Wife. However, as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, my favorite genre is writing educational children’s books about animals. To date, these include Little Hal: A Pygmy Hippo in Danger; KANTU: Unsafe in Africa, an elephant story; and Don’t Call Me Bunny, a tale related by an arctic hare.