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.