Where I Live

Places Nurture Creativity

Thank you for visiting my brand-new website. Just to get us started, I’d like to write a little about where I’ve lived for the last twenty-five years because it’s truly a place of inspiration.

Washoe Valley dips from the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The section I get to enjoy divides northern Nevada from northern California, with Lake Tahoe just over the slopes from my house.

I live at over 5,000 feet in elevation, but it’s a nice sunny, arid climate with just about perfect weather year around, even when it snows, though my husband often disagrees with that outlook. It allows us to live in the country but puts us close between Reno and Carson City. If you’re a Bonanza television show fan, the lake in the middle of the burning map is Washoe Lake State Park, which edges my neighborhood. The famous western town of Virginia City is behind us to the east.

I have lived and explored many of the back highways along the Sierras and Cascades, having been born under the shadow of one of the most dominant volcanic mountains along the Pacific rim, Mt. Shasta.

The diversity of life, abundant beauty, and being blessed to live in the middle of it, has truly been inspiring, playing a huge role in the settings for my stories.

My Commute

If I have to keep my day job, at least I get to commute through here.

Wild horses at Washoe Lake State Park

“Look deep into the nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

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