I began writing my first novel – The Golden Telescope – in 2016, inspired by my father’s true-life orphan story. I am currently working on book five in my nine-book Jack and the Magic Hat Maker series and have published several other non-fiction books. Jeff and I recently relocated from Forest Grove, Oregon, to Tyler, Texas.

Back in 1999-2000 I taught myself how to make handcrafted jewelry and ultimately turned that craft into a small business.

Around that same time, I also taught myself the art of pyrography (burning art and lettering onto wood or leather) and also turned that skill into a small business.

On this shop page I share my books, and some of my other artwork.