I was fortunate to be raised on a hobby farm where my passion for reading, and all things furred and feathered, was indulged. When I wasn’t adopting stray cats and dogs—and the occasional flock of geese—I was riding one of my horses, or locked in my room with the latest Nancy Drew or Black Stallion adventure. I blame the authors of those books for the frequent trouble I got into at school (see the report card notation?), and for inspiring me to become a novelist.
I loved to visit my aunt and uncle, and grandparents, on the cattle ranch my grandparents carved from British Columbia’s Cariboo-Chilcotin. The rugged experience I gained there imbued me with a deep respect for early settlers, especially my female forebears. I enjoyed my time on the ranch so much, I was inspired to create the fictional Douglas Ranch, as partial setting of my first and second novels: My Dear One, and My Own.
I studied Criminal Justice, married twice, and divorced once. I was fortunate to be in a position to stay home to raise my four children and pursue my childhood dream of becoming an author. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two of our four children, and a sibling pair of extremely spoiled cats.
Deb’s Reading Room is my library, where I invite you in to learn a little about some of the books I’ve read. Maybe you’ve read some of them? In the For Readers section, I share who and what inspired my first book, along with information and links related to themes, or events, in the stories, like adoption, and the Titanic.