Little Bit About Me:
I'm so glad you stopped by my website today! I've been a reader for as long as I can remember, and an author even before I could write. My mother graciously took "dictation" as I made up poems and stories at the breakfast table. I was fortunate to be able to combine my love of books and children into a career as a children's librarian. What could be better than sharing our amazing world with kids through the magic and power of story?
I'm thrilled to finally see my book Mighty Mac, The Bridge That Michigan Built come into print. It's been a long journey from initial inspiration (a student asked for a book about the Mackinac Bridge and there were none in print for children) to publication. Meeting some of the people involved in building our miracle bridge and learning about the feats of engineering required to make it a reality have been so inspiring.
As a child and teenager I wrote mostly fiction but later my curiosity, and love of history and science led me to the genre of nonfiction. For many years I was a freelance writer - for Lansing City Limits Magazine, several hospital publications, Cobblestone Magazine and others. Those articles helped hone my research and writing skills and proved to me that truth really is more interesting than fiction.
The world is filled with fascinating people and amazing creatures.
Sharing them with others, whether through reading another author's work, or through my own writing, gives me great joy. I hope you'll join me on the adventure!
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