I came to Calavaras from Palo Alto because I met a mountain man, and fell in love with him. Mokelumne Hill was a compromise but now we love it here.
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I think I was always an "author" - when I was five I told stories to my mother and she wrote them down. I was editor of the school paper in high school and wrote columns for the San Diego Union. When I graduated they hired me as a cub reporter. Later, at other papers, I became feature editor and then managing editor.
After awhile I saved up enough money to take a trip around the world. I was gone six months. I had a small amount of money left and decided to freelance. I was very lucky and was able to support myself. At the end of the year I had a small book contract.
At first I wrote biographies. I am most proud of "Witness to War" (about the war correspondent, Maggie Higgins), but was on the New York Times list for 44 weeks with "Adventures of a Psychic."
For the past ten years I've been writing fiction, historical novels.