My career 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 and editing are 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. Decades of newspaper, book, and academic editing have also given me a solid reputation as a skilled editor and proofreader.

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

And Dad is now my biggest fan.

The revised and expanded “Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I’d Known” is available on Amazon.

Number One Best Seller in Homeschooling and Parent Participation in Education categories!