I was born in a small west Texas town and moved with my family to Austin. I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art. Immediately following graduation, I caught a freighter to Australia where I lived for 4 months. I met the love of my life on that freighter and returned to his hometown of San Francisco where we lived for 22 years. I moved back to Texas and lived on family ranches for 18 years - where I raised animals and wrote 4 books. I moved to Alpine in 2008 and love living here!