There isn't a subject that doesn't interest me. This intellectual curiosity has led me along many paths in life, and has supplied the material for my books in several genres including fantasy, romance, history, and even aliens. I came to writing when I was seventy-five, after thirty years as a professional perfumer, retailer, and aromatherapist, and I use all my life experiences in my books. I've been a wife and mother, a newspaper food columnist, a set designer, actor, and director in amateur theater, and served in the Women's Army Corps during the Korean War. I'm an alderman on the Eureka Springs City Council. I have a passion for American History, especially the 1800s.