The most difficult part of building a web page for me is the whole biography thing. It makes me wonder what the heck have I done with my life, anyway?
The basics: I was born in California, but grew up in Wyoming thanks to the US Air Force. I attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Why South Dakota, you ask? After all, it’s pretty darned cold up there! Well, it was because of the superior…the excellent…oh, all right! Their recruiter was cute.
I graduated Augie (the mascot was actually called the Augie Doggie) with a B.A. in Music Education. I taught strings, vocal music (and drama, and speech/debate, and library) for a year in a little place I like to call Purgatory and decided to move on. But not before marrying the only other single teacher in town.
Fast forward a few years – okay, more than a few – and we have three sons. You can start singing that ’60s TV theme song now. My doctor did.
I started writing as a kid, and wrote my first novel at age 13 when I got my first crush on Mr. Scott. Yep – that Mr. Scott. But the resulting story was really, really bad. Thankfully I’ve learned a few things since then, and have gone on to write nonfiction, essays, sci fi, mystery, and even children’s stories. But whatever I write, I feel best when I’m making people laugh.