To my readers...
I am a mother of three, Miranda,
Lauren and Liam and a step mother of two, Alex and Ben. All our
children are amazingly different, my heart is full. My husband, Don,
and I lovingly refer to our family as "The Brady Bunch". Blending
hasn't always been easy but we love each and every one of our children.
I have always been a writer, even as a young child, poetry and
short stories. I was a staff writer at Oakland University, where I
studied Communications and Art (Graduating class of 1996). After a
brief career in advertising I chose to stay home with my girls. It was
at this time I began working with children teaching swim.
Always writing, reading, creating and journaling.
Once Liam was
born I really dove into my passion and began developing characters.
Having the ability to stay home with him enabled me to focus on
writing. Thusly, leading me to "The Tender Turtle".
My family has been an inspiration. I have always told my kids, you can
do anything you aspire to do. Do what you love, do your best and have
fun doing it. So now Momma is listening to her own advice and following
Toby is a character who represents our youngest blessing, our son
Liam. Liam is our later in life child. The "ours" in "His, Mine and
Ours". He is such a beautiful child. His spirit is tender and loving.
His inquisitiveness is infectious. He is always happy and truly loving.
Toby will experience so many life changing lessons. Each book will
depict a characteristic that embraces diversity and always love. He
will meet new characters and learn from them. My goal is for "The
Tender Turtle" to become a series for elementary age school children.
May love n' light be with you.