I'm from upstate New York, but have also lived in Colorado, Texas, and Wisconsin. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Albany, a master’s from Columbia University, and a doctorate from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, all in English. I’m now living in Athens, Georgia, with my Southerner husband, whom I met when we were graduate students in Wisconsin. Retired from teaching at the University of Georgia, I've renewed my interests in photography, travel, and history—and in writing fiction.
The setting of Stranger in the Storm, my first novel (actually a novella), is the Great Sacandaga Lake in upstate New York, where my parents had a summer cottage while I was growing up. I have just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for my second novel, Shadows of Doubt, a "mainstream" thriller set in Athens, Georgia. My novel in progress, Second Wives, is historical fiction inspired by my ancestors who came from Baden (now part of Germany) to New York in 1850 and settled in Boonville in the western part of the state.
Below is a more recent picture of me, taken last summer (2020). I'm wearing a Georgia Red Clay shirt (dyed with red clay).