What have I done?
Raised a family-- A large one,
|My kids-years ago|
by biological and other means.
Lived in eight states, visited 46.
Got a degree in Geography-- minor in Anthropology.
Been a Cartographer.
Sold auto parts.
Been a Family Planning Counselor.
Worked in a fabric store.
Expert knitter and seamstress.
Been an advocate for Domestic
Had a career in Social Work with troubled children.
|Three Penny Opera, SMU 19(OnceUopnaTime)|
|Neuschwanstein, Bavaria 1989|
|Hiking out of Crater Lake|
|Rafting on the Deschutes|
Ape Caves, Mt St Helens
with grown kids
|Lady Washington on the Columbia River|
And hiked in dozens of places. That's Crater Lake, above.
Been to sea (okay, okay, it was the Columbia River)
in a few tall ships, the brig Lady Washington,
the privateer Lynx,
and the ketch Hawaiian Chieftain.
(That's Lady Washington, viewed from Lynx, coming to port.)
Even been aboard the frigate HMS Surprise, in San Diego Harbor.
(The replica ship built for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.)
Then my life changed.
I started writing books.
Quit social work.
|Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon|
with son Andrew
Toured England with my son Andy and friend Margo. I'll do a whole travel blog on that.
Won three Golden Hearts.
Published my first book in 2000.
Met a lot of writing friends.
|Wet Noodle Posse- Golden Heart finalists 2003|
|Rose City Romance Writers at RWA national 2004|
|Jeff and Delle, Playa del Carmen, Mexico|
Won a bunch of awards.
Book signings, conferences
new contracts--I'm especially happy with my contract with Montlake Romance and with my indie publishing, both of which keep my books on the shelves forever.
I'm sorry to say, my beloved husband Jeff passed away in January, 2013, and I'm now re-making my life-- managing pretty well, but not at all ready to let go, or ever forget. I'm still keeping these photos below of some of our precious times together:
|some time in the ancient past|
He will always be my One True Hero.
Yes, I've led a rich fantasy life.
Discovered Photoshop. Got addicted to it. Now I have a double careerwriting historical and fantasy
romance and designing book
Then there's the epitome of trips, the Mediterranean cruise:
And more books!
Check my Books and WIPs page for that.
Isn’t life great?