I have experienced numerous changes in the last ten years. Changes such as infertility, adoption, and unemployment to name a few.

Now I am ready to begin making deals in my new real estate investment business. In my mind it seemed I’d be a bit older when I began writing my life story. However, with my memory problems, and the fact that I haven’t recorded my life events in my journal, now is the best time to begin.

I want to publish my memoir someday because I’ve experienced immense joy and have overcome many obstacles that I want my children and grandchildren to read someday.

The Book of Mormon


Book Cover Image

Last month I found this image on and thought of my mystery ghost novel, The Enchanted Locket. I  downloaded it and asked my good friend and photographer, Judith McDonough, to include the image of my heart locket, title and author names so I could see if it worked for me.

I love it! Now I need to finish editing this novel so this image can find a good home….


A Spirited Girl

Recently when I read the Anne of Green Gables classic, Anne’s character reminded me of how children without a home or family to call their own during their young life respond to a new environment.   My heart broke with Anne when she realized that Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert requested a boy to help out with their  farm and were angry when she showed up at the train station instead. Their hearts softened at her curiosity and zest for life. At times she should have been more respectful to the people that hurt her, yet I loved how she stuck up for herself rather than meekly accepting their opinions.  Anne excelled with her school work and even won a scholarship for college.

It is amazing how we can shape a young person’s life by giving them an opportunity to feel loved. The progress that my two sons have made in the last five years warms my heart to know that I could make a difference just by giving them a chance.