Photo taken at Old World Wisconsin by photographer Loyd Heath. Photo edited by Scott Meeker.


All my books are inspired by historical events. In most cases I meld facts and my imagination to create fiction.

Some topics are so compelling that I write nonfiction, relying heavily on primary source material to let people tell their own stories, in their own words.

My first explores the experiences of Maryland civilians during the American Civil War. The second one focuses on the challenges of immigrant life in rural Wisconsin. Both come from the heart. Enjoy!