My career really began with a challenge I took on as a pre-teen. During a discussion of possible vocations, my dad’s common sense admonition that I couldn’t make a living as a writer sparked a little defiant fire that sprang up to prove him wrong. Thirty years and tens of thousands of words later, writing is still my job and my passion.

I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in gerontology. From there I became a writing mercenary and realized that subject matter was largely irrelevant—I loved to move the words around on the page and make them come to life. From car repair to fabric wholesaling, education to Christian ministry, any topic has been fair game. From brochures and direct mail, to videos and websites, I excel at crafting the exact right message for any format. From creating stories on a typewriter with carbon paper to group editing in Microsoft Word, I am a student of communication and one of those moms who ruined Facebook.

My husband and I live in Kansas City where we homeschooled our three children. Apparently they must have learned to socialize somehow because they are all currently busy nurturing their own lovely families.

And Dad is now my biggest fan.

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