I have always lived in the beautiful state of Oregon where my novel―Beyond Ikenick Creek―takes place. Camping, gardening, reading, and spending time with my family and fur-babies are my favorite hobbies.
I've been a Registered Nurse since 1997 and have worked in a variety of settings that include in home infusions, a hospital recovery room, urgent care facilities, surgery centers, an apheresis cell collection and infusion unit, hospital medical and surgical floors, and clinics. From orthopedic, general, plastic, and oral surgery to urology, internal medicine, and pediatrics, my nursing background is very diverse. I have also volunteered as a Coach, School Board Member, and Committee Member. Helping people, whether as a nurse or as an author, is the basis for who I am. Inspiring people of all ages is my goal. Beyond Ikenick Creek was published by Christian Faith Publishing in 2016, and I continue to work as a nurse.
The love, support, and encouragement from my husband and our two children helped me through this literary journey. I hope my novel inspires you to follow your hearts and dreams.
"Everything was perfect and as it should be."
Quote from Beyond Ikenick Creek
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. Oprah Winfrey
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C. S. Lewis
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela
If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney
Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa