I love to combine storytelling with science, facts about other cultures, codes, riddles, and quotes from classic literature. I was strongly influenced as a child by L. Frank Baum's Oz stories (few have read them all!) because of his gift for world-building.
Besides writing, I enjoy discovering wonders in nature, day trips to the mountains, baking sourdough bread, quilting, and taking my therapy dog, Grant, to visit those needing comfort. I have lived throughout the U.S., in Chile and Panama, and now make my home in Maryland with my husband and our goofy dog, Grant.