I have retired from farming to pursue a lifelong passion, writing. I am enjoying using my brain more than my brawn. Although I have been writing for my entire life; journals, sad poetry, articles for newsletters, and a garden blog the last three years, writing this novel has been the most grueling and simultaneously amazing experience I have ever allowed myself. With three greenhouses and a garden of my own, I have researched English estate gardens and the hisotry and origin of plants we still grow today.
I am a longtime resident of Southern Oregon, living close to the beauty of nature and engaging in a life of hard work.