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My love for books started a long time ago.  Because of a volatile home life, my siblings and I attended four different schools as well as a year of home schooling.  Lack of stability at home made school life difficult.  It was very hard to make friends and fit in. 

There were two things that helped me make in through school, several of my teachers and books.  I know that may sound silly, but books were an escape from my real life. They took me to a place that was warm and safe.  I could sit in the closet with a flashlight and head off to the hundred-acre woods with Pooh or off with Thumper and the skunk named Flower.

It was the best feeling for me to walk into school and see boxes labeled Scholastic, the book fair was coming!  My piggy bank would be broken and with mom's contribution I would be headed to the book fair.  There would be a very serious deliberation. It would be months before I had the opportunity again.  Where would I like to go in the next few months?  Which adventure would I like to go on?  Would there be a new Laura Ingalls book? The ability of a book to entertain, heal and transport you to another place is a gift.  Many of these books made it to my daughters' story times, then to their bookshelves and remain there today. The ultimate goal of any book is to be good enough to be shared and enjoyed for a long time.

I hope my books will bring smiles and warmth to those

who read them be shared with family and friends. The

books are designed to offer little moments or learning

and enjoyment for children from three to one hundred

and three!


My background is in manufacturing.  For twenty-seven

years I was a co-owner and general manager of Winderosa Manufacturing in Western Maine. 

I lived most of my life within a fifteen-mile radius of Dixfield, Maine. For several years I was on the local School Board and served as head of personnel.  I served on the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership Board, the Maine State Chamber Board, as a Corporator for Franklin Savings Bank and the Department of Commerce DEC Board.

As a single mom I worked hard to raise two wonderful daughters.  They have successful careers, one as a kindergarten teacher and the other pursuing her career in fashion design and marketing. 

My volunteering includes facilitating Summer Reading Programs at a local library for several years, helping in kindergarten classrooms and teaching Sunday School in church for years. Children, animals, books, and photography have always been dear to me, so I started creating books for my daughter to share with her students. I have been overwhelmed by the smiles and pleasure they have brought to children and adults.  My goal now is to have them in libraries, schools, hospitals and perhaps one day your home. My first photo book 'Diego' has made a home in all the hands of an orphanage in Kenya, and I hope to get more books to the children there.


To this day, when I see Scholastic book boxes at a school...goosebumps!

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