I currently live in Salem, Missouri with my husband Paul, but I've lived in many different places. I grew up in Missouri, went in the Army and ended up in Germany twice and a bunch of different states, including Kansas, Illinois, Texas and, most recently, Hawaii. In November 2011, Paul and I moved to Missouri. Paul says it's because he got bored with the same weather day after day. Sunny and mid-80s with windward and mauka showers just wasn't interesting anymore!

While in Salem, Paul and I attend Salem Christian Church most Sundays, if we're not visiting other churches. Come and fellowship with us sometime!

Statement of Faith


My writing is a God-given gift. I started writing Seasons of Change in May 2009. As of July 2012, I have written eleven novels (with an twelfth book well on the way to completion) and self-published ten of them. God has also given me plots for more than two dozen other books, with a good start on quite a few of them. There is no way to do that much writing without God's annointing.

In addition to writing, I am also a teacher/speaker. I am available to speak on many topics:

  • Anything about God and the Bible
  • Finding and fulfilling your God-given dream
  • Fiction as Discipleship
  • And, of course, the Shepherd Series!

Contact me if you would like me to come to your event.

In addition to writing, I have worn a few other "hats":

  • Run drama program, primarily with youth, at Salem Christian Church; have done live and video productions
  • Currently teach Sunday school for 5th grade and up at Salem Christian Church
  • Bible Study Teacher
  • Lead divorce support group with my husband
  • Help with marriage ministry in my church
  • Taught financial stewardship
  • Prison ministry - instructor and counselor for the Total Life Recovery Program at the Women's Community Correctional Center in Kailua, Hawaii
  • Frequent speaker at New Hope Leeward's WIRED Celebrations (in Waipahu, Hawaii)
  • Guest speaker at Waianae Assembly of God, Waianae, Hawaii
  • Bible college student at Pacific Rim Bible College, Honolulu, Hawaii (now New Hope Christian College). I left school in my senior year when God called me to write full-time.

Guest Columnist

  • Opinions for The Salem News (and Phelps County Focus)
  • Faith Column Honolulu Advertiser
  • Faith Column Honolulu Star-Bulletin
    • 15 May 2010 - "True faith comes at the conclusion of a search for real truth"
    • 6 March 2010 - "Focus on life's gifts of true value, not 30 pieces of silver"
    • 6 September 2008 - "Pedestrian dangers stem from neglect of fellow man"
    • 1 March 2008 - "Bombarding heaven will bring blessings"



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If you're on Oahu, you can get my books at Logos Bookstore, 760 Halekauwila Street, Honolulu.

Wherever you are you can also email me to get books. I ship (book rate) at $20/softcover book, $35/hardcover or you can follow the link below to order directly from my publisher.


My New Blog

My Old Blog - technological difficulties on my part caused me to no longer be able to write on my old blog, but it's still there.