About Me

It began with the Internet.  And Jane Austen.

Talk about an unlikely combination!

Jane Austen’s Persuasion provided the inspiration as I wrote and posted serialized stories. To keep readers coming back for more, I developed my signature style: intertwined plots, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud humor.

The comedy I come by in my job as a teacher—there’s never a dull moment with teens!

Published books:

Darcy By Any Other Name and Mercy’s Embrace (a novel in three parts)

New! A Very Austen Christmas, with Robin Helm, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite

Sir Walter Elliot’s how-to eBook:  Marrying Well for Fun & Profit

In case you’re wondering, my fiction is for everyone, even teens.

Book Samples:

Is my writing any good? Why not decide for yourself?
The first five chapters of Darcy By Any Other Name are here for you to enjoy.
And also this section from Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough a Course.

Around the web:


… and here at home

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and two of my college-debt-paying sons. And I love cats, but I’m too busy to have one. Which is kind of sad.


Cat graphic courtesy of Karen’sWhimsy.com

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