Born and raised in Minnesota, I lived and worked in the U.S. Virgin Islands before settling in Texas where I met my husband and raised three incredible daughters. During my career as a Registered Nurse I have delivered babies, helped patients die with dignity, treated SCUBA divers in a recompression chamber, and administered experimental chemotherapy. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. For the past fifteen years I have served as Director of Children’s and Family Ministry at my church. I like crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, I collect Fontanini nativity figures, and I am obsessed with fantasy football.