I’m a wife, a mommy, and a writer all in one. I’m a South Dakota girl, but I now make my home in Northeast Wisconsin, cheering on my Green Bay Packers when it’s football season.
I’ve been dreaming up stories for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until my early twenties when I realized that I should start writing those stories down, and that’s when my writing took off. But since I’ve become a mom, the writing has slowed down. Sometimes I can’t do it all, but it’s only through God alone that I’m able to keep it all in balance.
FAQ’s (Because apparently I get those…)
Are you published yet?
No. But maybe some day. That’s what I’m working toward.
You write Christian Fiction? So, kind of like Hallmark Movies?
Um, no. Read “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers if you don’t believe me. (No joke, I was actually asked that question.) There are plenty of Christian Fiction books that read like Hallmark movies, but there are just as many that deal with the hard stuff of life, too. And that’s what I like to write.
What does D.M. in your name mean?
I explain it all right here.
Have you always been a Green Bay Packers fan?
No. I didn’t grow up in a big sports family, so we weren’t loyal to any sports teams at all. When I met my Packer-crazed husband, he introduced the fandom to me and explained the rules of football. It took a few years, but now I’m a die-hard fan of the Packers and football in general. If you meet me at a writers’ conference, you’ll see my Packer loyalty pinned to my badge and I’ll probably be wearing Packer socks…
Do you REALLY live near Lambeau Field?
YES! I understand why people don’t believe me because pro stadiums are usually surrounded by huge parking lots and/or in the middle of big cities. But Green Bay is not a big city at all. Lambeau Field is in the middle of a neighborhood and that’s where we are. If you drive around the neigborhood on gameday, you’ll see cars parked along the streets and in front yards, plus lots of tailgating. This place is nuts on gameday, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.