I grew up listening to stories on long desert walks with my Dad.  His stories somehow defined me - made me ponder who I wanted to become.  

Life is full of stories.  Stories that teach and inspire us to be a little better.  Soften a heart.  A good story can not only teach an important principle, but make us feel it.   They are everywhere - and I notice them.

And so I write ...

My favorite getaway is a good long hike in the mountainous regions of Arizona and Utah.  My passion for hiking paves the way for quiet reflection of life's journey and compliments an eagerness to write and speak about it. 

When I'm not writing my next book or speaking at a conference, you'll find me spending time outdoors with my husband, four grown children, and eight grandchildren. I love sunflowers, hiking, and ice cream ... not necessarily in that order.