About me

My first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four.  I spent most of my childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with my parents to almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places in between.  At age forty, I returned to Yellowstone for the fourth time as part of a three-month solo cross-country journey to spend a few days wandering the geyser basins waiting for things to go off.  In awe at my first eruption of Grand Geyser, I had the thought, “wouldn’t that make a terrific time travel device,” and the story of Repeating History came to be.

Writing has always been an integral part of my life, from childhood journals and stories on to the six manuscripts that preceded Repeating History.  I earned a bachelor’s degree in British and American literature and history, and a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University.  I worked as a reference librarian, aka a professional dilettante, for over fifteen years, indulging my curiosity and  love of research.  Several years ago I went back to school again, and the result was a certificate in museum studies from the University of Washington.  I am now working as a freelance museum curator.  I have written one sequel to Repeating History, True Gold, set during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and am working on the third book in the series.

My other interests include quilting, gardening, and that inherited love of travel, including multiple trips back to Grand Geyser and the rest of Yellowstone.  I live with my two cats on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains, within easy reach of my other favorite national park, Mt. Rainier.

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  1. Hello Darling. I am a Puyallup native just like my Father and my Grandmother, I have lived nowhere else. Do you know the history of the Van Lierop farm? What was it before they grew flowers? I want to throw my hail mary and try and save the place. The farms are vanishing and it kind of scares me. The world will always need food, but may not need warehouses and another mcdonalds (which I dont count as actual food Ha!). I am going to contact the PCC land trust to see if maybe they can save it. The re-zoning has been put off because of back room secret meetings with certain counsel members creating some scandal. My husband and I will be writing them with some reasons of why it needs to be saved. The necessity of food for human living, the vanishing history of our town, I would really love to see some organic farmers take over. PCC have saved a couple historical Orting farms. I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. Any information on the history of the farm would be amazing. you can mail me at lydiafairy (at) comcast (dot) net. Thank You!

    • I’m sorry I can’t help you. I don’t know anything about the history of the Van Lierop farm. But I wish you the best on your quest.

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