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This is an historical fiction novel set in the 14th century at the time of the Black Death.  See Death Cart page for details and excerpts.

            I grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and received my B.S. in Pharmacy in 1960.  I practiced pharmacy for 44 years in hospitals and drug stores in Indiana, Arizona, California, Washington, Texas and Iowa.

My husband, Ron is a Professor Emeritus from the Univ. of Iowa.  We are retired and living in Surprise, Arizona.  We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

My writing background came from the years I spent taking courses at the 'Iowa Summer Writing Festival'. 

            My new book in the ‘Death Cart’ series is: Treasure of the Knight Templar. It is an historical fiction novel set in the 13th and 14th century.


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An historical fiction novel from the Death Cart series. The story takes place in the same town at two different times in the 13th and 14th century. A Knight Templar and a monk hide a ‘secret history’ in 1230. The Black Death survivors search for this shocking book in 1355. A bishop, an inquisitor, and an assassin are set against them. There is a duel with a ‘miracle sword’ in the old town church.