I live with my husband in Homosassa, Florida and Falling Waters, West Virginia. I grew up in Tarpon Springs, Florida, the setting for Water Dreams. When I learned to my dismay that my first choice of career, Mermaid, wasn't an option, I obtained a Master's degree in Social Work and became a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I had a very satisfying career working with veterans and their families at four different VA medical centers. After I retired from social work, I returned to my first love, writing. I have a daughter who lives in Alexandria, Virginia and a son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters who live in Chesapeake, Virginia. Water Dreams is my debut novel.