Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
In 1952 the price of bread cost 16 cents. Anchorage, Alaska where I was born was still a territory. Being part Athapascan Indian I heard story telling from my mother who was born at our commercial fishing village. My father worked on, The Alaska Railroad. Being the youngest of 8, all of us were quite energetic and lived through quite a lot of Alaskan sized adventures.
Just as exciting as the stories my husband and I would read to our children and grandchildren that we got from our local library. The library was a family favorite place to go. So, I decide to write stories for fun.
Creating characters and writing about the things that took place in Alaska is something that I truly enjoy. Mr. Walt Disney was my inspiration because of his love of family and children. My interests are varied from enjoying all that southern California has to offer to watching classic movies with my husband.
Our family pet, Snoopy had a nick name. Professor of Bones. So, I combined my love of hounds tooth fabric and ta da, The Mis-Adventures of Trouser Bowser Professor of Bones was written.
Face to Face With John Lennon is a true story of how that happened, when the Beatles made a surprising stopover in Anchorage in 1966.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Face to Face With John Lennon. Back in the summer of 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska the legendary band, The Beatles made an unscheduled stop. Our family and town witnessed, “Beatlemania!” And as unbelievable as it sounds, I became face to face with John Lennon!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Having a snack of chessmen cookies and a glass of ice tea. Writing with a pen and having a fresh ream of ruled paper is a must.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ezra Jack Keats
What are you working on now?
An Alaskan story.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Promoting on, my book place.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Have fun writing about something you enjoy doing. Write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be true to yourself and follow your dreams.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Enjoying writing the day that Alaska was “shaking.”
What is your favorite book of all time?
Green Eggs and Ham