Welcome! Whether you're a first-time visitor or long-time friend, I'm glad you found your way here. I'm a writer who's inspired by the people, places, culture, and history of the Midwest.
One of the best things about writing is the opportunity to share experiences with readers. The stories in my memoir and my historical novel encourage readers to recall their own growing up years and the lives of their ancestors, whether they 'grew up country' or not. Because of the stories readers share with me, I've developed a deep appreciation for the value of preserving everyday stories - the fabric of our lives and culture.
Simple Truth - A novel
SIMPLE TRUTH offers a thought-provoking look at the challenges a young woman faces when she puts her career on the line to combat injustice in a story of risk, retaliation, and reward.
SIMPLE TRUTH is in the editing stage. I'll post here and on my blog as it moves toward publication.
On the Blog
I don’t remember how I learned to read. What I do know is that I could read from earliest memory. Books were part of my life, from comics in the daily paper to Saturday-morning trips to the library, from word games to the Weekly Reader summer book club. I was lucky my parents immersed me…Read More
Ninety-nine years ago, on November 11, 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice to end fighting in the First World War. On that same day, my grandfather Carl died. My grandfather did not, however, die in battle. Carl Jensen signed up for service, as all American men did when America entered the war that…Read More