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Where is your dream vacation?
I am so blessed to live where I do, that I don’t really have a burning desire to go anywhere else. Hubby and I love camping. We’re huge fans of Michigan’s State Parks. I love to sit on a pebbly beach at Lake Superior (generally wearing a hoodie – it’s cold up here) and watch the Great Lakes Freighters going by.
What is the silliest thing you ever wrote into a story?
All my stories have some elements of humor, because I don’t think I could write a story without it. In one of them, a white goat named Tiny surprises the story’s hero as he’s sleeping under his covered wagon. I still chuckle when I think about that scene and his over-reaction to one little white goat.
Where would be your dream setting for a book?
My books revolve around actual historical events, so the setting is totally dependent on the history. The book I’m currently writing is set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula which is very fun for me to write, since it’s near and dear to my heart. It’s the first story I’ve written that is set in my home state.
Tell us about where you’d love to get away for a writing retreat.
I think it would be fun to ride an Amtrak train around the country, with a sleeper car, and write or plot stories along the way. Train tracks go through the old sections of towns. You see the old buildings, the off-the-beaten-track places, and miles of countryside you would miss from the interstate highways.
Who do you hope to be like (author) when you grow up?
Wow, that’s a tough question. I admire a lot of authors. If I have to pick one, I’ll say James Herriot. He wrote characters that were so real, so relatable, and so endearing that they have stayed with me for decades. Yeah. I’d like to write like that.
Do you have any pets, and do they make it into your stories?
We live on a small farm, so animals are part of my everyday life. Beside the sheep and chickens, there is Murphy, my lovable mutt, and Trooper, my trusty old horse. All of my stories involve animals. Embattled Hearts includes a very special horse that was modeled after my son’s black thoroughbred that passed away about a year before I wrote the story. It’ll always be special to me for that reason.