I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but never lived there as I was whisked off to various places in the UK and Gibraltar (Spain) as my father was in the Royal Air Force (RAF). We eventually settled down in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England and I commuted to London until I accepted a job in Lugano, Switzerland and worked there for a year. I also vacationed in various places in Europe. I came to Utah to study at Brigham Young University where I received a BA in English and a MA in Rhetoric. I worked as secretary/administrative assistant in various departments at the university for 29 years and also taught academic first-year writing (English Composition) for 10 years. I met my husband in Utah so I eventually settled down in one place to raise our four children.
Living in the western United States, I miss the ancient buildings and historical sites of Europe. It's one of the reasons I decided to write historical fiction, to explore places I knew from a historical perspective. I also read a lot of historical novels including Regency romances. I am a genealogist/family historian so I'm steeped in the past. I even grow antique roses.