I live within sight of the Pacific Ocean with one husband, two dogs and two cats. I have a degree in history with a special interest in the unexplained. Writing has been a part of my life for almost forty years and I have nine published novels to my credit. Old houses, especially those with a mysterious past, have always intrigued me and inspired the background for Maze Of Secrets. Gardening, my heroine's passion, is a serious hobby of mine. The background for managing a historic property like the one in the story, comes from my oldest daughter (one of a set of twins) who was the assistant director for a house similar to the one in the story.