Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The beauty of the valley and surrounding mountains are my inspiration.
My fascination with the colonial frontier and the Shawnee Indians is an early and abiding one. My English, Scot-Irish ancestors had interactions with this tribe, including family members taken captive. Intrigued with all things Celtic, much of my writing features the Scot-Irish who settled the valley and spread into the mountains. This absorption with early America extends to the high drama of the Revolution and ancestors who fought on both sides of that sweeping conflict.
Moreover, I'm intrigued by ghost stories and wonder if the folks who've gone before us are truly gone, or do some have unfinished business in this realm? And what of the lovers whose time was tragically cut short, do they somehow find a way? Love conquers all, so I answer ‘yes.'
Recently I've written stories that hearken further back to my English & Scottish roots. History comes to life in my tales of mystery and adventure.
Gardening, reading, love my Netflix, playing with the dogs...driving up into the mountains.