My family immigrated from Sao Paulo, Brazil to New Jersey the April before I turned eight. I was blessed with the best teacher ever when I attended public school that September. I had already learned quite a bit of English from neighborhood and church friends before school began, but my second grade teacher, Mrs. Dix, took me under her wings and, while the other students were given assignments to complete, she led me to the back of the room and tutored me in English. She helped me catch up with my classmates that school year. I’ll never forget her.

I grew up in New Jersey where I met my husband. He’s the hero of my personal love story. After our wedding, we moved to Michigan where our daughter and son were born. A few years later, we moved to Germany and worked mostly amongst refugees. After four years in Germany, we moved back to Michigan and my husband pastored a church in East Lansing for eighteen years. More recently, he became a district official within our denomination.

Up to this point, I had invested all my time into raising our children, homemaking, and assisting my husband in ministry, including hospitality, women’s ministries, bible studies, etc., as well as a part-time job as a medical transcriptionist. With my husband’s new position and an empty nest, I was free to pursue something I’ve longed to do since I was a teenager. Write a romance novel.

I’ve always loved reading books, historical romances in particular, understanding how much of life and godly living can be learned from these pages. I’ve read countless novels. I’ve made up hundreds of stories in my head, but never took the time to put one down on paper…until now. I am now an author of a Christian historical romance. My desire is that you will find wholesome entertainment within it’s pages and encouragement for whatever you may be facing in life.