I am a college professor, former park ranger, and anthropologist. People observation is in my blood. I write contemporary romance novels that emphasize character development and dialogue. The situations my characters find themselves in might not be everyday, but they could happen.


I have always loved romance novels of all kinds, and I've been writing love stories since I was kid. It wasn't until I was approaching a very significant birthday that that I decided to write down some of those stories in full length novels.


The Love on Tour series is a coming together of my love of romance and my love of rock n' roll. In particular I am a fan of classic rock (which might be obvious if you read my books). The titles of the books in the series are actually the song titles from one particular artist. If you can guess which singer/songwriter it is you get a gold star!


I grew up in Michigan, have since lived all over the west, including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, and Nevada. I love to hike, am obsessed with museums, and take my 6'5 husband on 'adventures' all over the West.

Would you like to be a Beta Reader for me? Beta readers read unedited drafts of new books and provide feedback on the story, plot lines, pacing, and character development. If you agree to be a beta reader you will get a copy of a novel four months to a year before it is published. You will be committed to 1) not sharing that work with anyone 2) to reading the book within a month of receiving the beta copy and 3) to answering a series of questions about the book after you've finished reading it. 


If this sounds like something you would be interested in and can commit to, please sign up below. When a beta reading opportunity arises I will send an e-mail with further information/instructions.


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