Born and raised in North Central Illinois, my writing studio overlooks the Rock River south of Rockford Illinois – translation, I am a bit of a hermit as well as being a wife, mother and grandmother. I write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. My current projects include a novel, a memoir, a collection of short stories, and individual essays; the novel is my primary focus. My interests include: books, piano, Scrabble, travel, art, interior design, restoration and preservation. I do Pilates and pray it helps me age gracefully.