A native North Carolinian, I don't remember a time when I didn't love reading. My maternal Grandmother was an elementary school teacher and used to give all her grandchildren the Scholastic children's books for birthdays and Christmas. We grew up reading book after book. Then as I became a preteen my mother introduced me to Grace Livingston Hill and I was hooked. One summer I was known to read one GLH book a day.
I began making up stories in junior high school, most based in the places I lived or traveled to. After college I worked in the National Park Service as a Park Aid then served in the US Army where I was stationed in Italy, traveling to over thirteen countries while I was stationed there. In Italy I met the love of my life, Mark Nemeth who is also an Army veteran. After we married, we lived in various locations, including North Yorkshire, England where our daughter was born.
This is where I was inspired to write Yorkshire Lass. It took a while, but once I finished it, I began the journey of publication. When I say journey, that's exactly what it was. It took nearly twenty-six years. Then Forget Me Not Romances picked up Yorkshire Lass and published it. The rest, as they say, is history.
Mark and I have lived in West Virginia for nearly 20 years, where, in our spare time we enjoy RV camping and sightseeing along with researching for my books. We are active in our church and we enjoy our two grown children, our son Matt, who serves US Army active duty, our daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Flint who serves in the Air Force active duty and three grandchildren, Martin, Ava and Gage. We also enjoy our four-footed kid Holly, a black Lab. She loves traveling with us in the RV, and when we pack up to go, she's inside waiting for us to head out.
I'm a multi-published author with eight books and five short stories under my belt, and I'm a member of ACFW.