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I so hate writing bios. Of all the words one can write, it's my least favorite exercise. But they all say that anyone coming to a website wants to check out the "About" page. So.
So, in short, I'm a wife, a mother of 3 little ones, a hardcore entrepreneur and a staunch supporter of all things American and genuine. (Though I admit I adore a trip to Europe.) I used to own and operate an event planning company for ten years, and my International Laramie Grand Prize winning book, Widow inspired Housekeeper Crockery, my all-American made, organic kitchenware line and House Copper, the corresponding pure metal copper cookware line. Check it out! Due to luck and proximity, I am also an apprentice tin and copper smith to a master smith. Never thought most of my life would revolve around babies, cookware, metal and words. But there you have it.
I sit on our local Library's Friends of the Library board (for the past 3 years!) and have been involved with the inception and running of the library's annual Author Literary Fest. I'm also involved at our local Port Washington book store, Craft (stop in if you're local!), am the Historian for WisRWA and the blog coordinator for Women Writing the West.
I also, on occasion, have been known to play in the Romance category of writing. A first take in the genre, Wine & Children, is not the usual contemporary romance, as it dives into divorce and infertility, but obviously I've never been one to stick to all the rules. Thankfully some contest judges agree.
My perfect day is one filled with my children, my hubby, writing and a lot of watercolor paint. I like to read the Economist, research, and keep up with obscure languages like Biblical Hebrew and Welsh.
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