I was born in northwest Illinois and spent my early years climbing trees and the headstones in the nearby cemetery and exploring the lush green world of dairy farms, meadows and wooded areas that still existed in rural America in the 60's. My father was a minister at a small country church, and I always say my sisters and I grew up like the Bronte girls, living in the world of nature, books and our imaginations. We moved to Iowa when I was ten but by then my internal world was already more satisfying than the real one.
I read voraciously throughout my adolescence and young adulthood and graduated with degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming. But I didn’t attempt creative writing until I was in my early 30’s, when, laid off from a job and home with my young children, I started writing poetry. Emergency back surgery a year later brought my dream of writing a novel into focus, and soon after that, I started working at the local public library, discovered historical romances and began writing my first book. Two years later, I sold it and was on my way.
I moved to Wyoming right after high school and met my husband-to-be a few months later, so this has been my home ever since. Since there are few other places in the world where my spouse could indulge his passions for trout fishing and antelope hunting less than an hour from our house, I'm probably here to stay. But my ancestral (and spiritual) homeland in the British Isles still calls to me, enticing me to visit every few years.
My longing for that environment, as well as my fascination with all things Celtic, became clear to me when I came upon a letter written by my great-grandfather. In it he explains that his family (the Logans) were druids and the family name came from a sacred hanging stone off the coast of Cornwall. Well, of course—I was obviously a Celtic priestess in another life!
I still work at the local library, but when I'm not there or writing fiction, I enjoy reading, traveling, spending time with my family and pets (a dog and four cats) and gardening, which is always in challenge in Wyoming. But as you can tell from this website, I persevere.