I am often asked why did I decide to start writing. Honestly, I have a hard time keeping up a journal or when I was young a diary. I am a nurse, and have been for almost forty years. When we had time at work we would talk about things we had done. Having been a nurse for so long, I have seen and been involved with many of the changes in nursing. Things that are taken for granted today such as CPR and all the other alphabet credentialing were only starting to become part of nursing in those days. Plus I have a streak of adrenaline and wanted to do other things, so I learned how to fly a plane, became a firefighter and EMT. I also moved a lot. Everyone said I should write a book. I think they meant a book about nursing, but I also read a lot, so I decided to write about a nurse who changed careers and became a homicide detective. Some of what I write is true, been there, done that, and most of it is made up. I tell people they just have to guess which is which.
I have been lucky enough to be able to travel. With six children scattered across the states we see a lot of the United States, but I have also visited Canada and Mexico. My husband and I have been on missionary trips to El Salvador and Brazil. We have also been to Israel and are going to back to Israel and Egypt. My grandparents came to the U.S. from Italy and my husband's family is mostly Scottish, so hopefully in the future we will get to visit those countries. I use my experiences, my travels and stories I have always made up in my own mind as the catalyst for ideas for my stories. I love old tales of vampires and weird creatures that have come down through the ages. My theory is, if they have lasted so long there must be a grain of truth in them; and since no one knows for sure, why not put my own twist on them? So my stories have a hint of the paranormal in them, some people do amazing things, so why not embroider on them?