I have had the desire, dream, whatever you wish to call it, most of my life to write books. Ever since 'My Friend Flicka'. It only grew worse as I went to school and started reading other books. Then there were the Nancy Drew mysteries. After allowing life to interfere, I am finally doing what I have dreamed of. I am writing and publishing my books.
So I am safe in my office in my little corner of the world, called Smelterville, Idaho. It is part of the Silver Valley and has a very colorful and varied history, from gold, silver and lead mines, to claim jumpers the likes of Wyatt Earp and colorful madams who went by the moniker of Molly B'damn. A misinterpretation of her chosen name of Molly Bourdan. Her thick Irish brogue made it difficult to understand the pronunciation.
My journey goes from being raised in Lewiston, Idaho to marrying military men and living in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Chicago (Yes, I consider it a country all its own.), Florida and Georgia. I learned a lot along the way, part of which is only fodder for my writing. I am - thankfully - back in Idaho and can flex those mental muscles to create the characters and events that shape their lives and my books.