Photos

My life, in photos.  Way too many, I know, but my husband did this page.


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Before writing full time, I was a veterinarian.


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I’ve always loved animals.


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Reading a classic to my daughter.


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The first book I ever sold. Sending it off to Kate Duffy at Meteor.  Personal Best is still available.


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Look at my hair!


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Sailing away with my life partner.


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I was blessed with twins.


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My hair doesn’t have this much spring anymore.


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I’m Barbara Cartland for Halloween.


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My first trip to Paris.  Before the facade was cleaned.


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My second visit. After the cleaning.


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I love the national parks. Especially Bryce.  Nature’s cathedral.


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Research for one of my books.


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Ronald has been very good to my family.


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I love to travel. Sienna is one of my favorite cities.


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Before I met my husband, I was going to run off to be a ski bum.


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I love shelling.


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I can be bad-ass.


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Reading the Tribune, with my cat.


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Relaxing with one of my favorite writers — Nora Roberts.


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In my writer’s cave — entry prohibited.


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Cloud Gate “The Bean” in Chicago.


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More research. I had a charter captain in one of my books (Small-Town Family).


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Olympic National Park. Whale vertebra.


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Acadia National Park. Great place to bicycle.


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Amsterdam with my daughter.


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I’m captain of my boat. Canal du Midi.


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Cinque Terre.  Great place to walk.


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Sappy perhaps, but I love flowers.


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Worthington Glacier, Alaska.


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Door County. Setting for one of my series.


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Christmas cheer.


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Some of my Quigley friends.


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Fake Portofino (in Florida). Lots of fun.


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Morton Arboretum. We love this place.


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Ireland. My ancestry.


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Ireland. Isn’t it beautiful?


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Winter. Chicago style.


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San Antonio, Texas.  Away from the Chicago winter.


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My husband retires.  As long as he stays out of my writing cave, I’m good with that.


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Rodin’s “The Kiss”.  Inspiration for books.


 

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My daughter is captain of the boat now.


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The best French camp in the world.


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Olympic National Park. A temperate rain forest. Can’t get enough of those national parks.


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A giant spruce in Olympic.


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Crater Lake. Magnificent.


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The giant redwoods!


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Crater Lake.


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Napa. Looks like we need a refill.


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Charleston.


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Shelling  on Sanibel with my daughter.


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The National Parks. I’m collecting them!  Still have a few more to visit.


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The Morton Arboretum. We spend a lot of time here.


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Olympic National Park


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Chicago Botanic Gardens. Wish it were closer.


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Requa Inn. My favorite place to stay in California.


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The American Club, our  Wisconsin getaway.  Great place, but pricey.


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Winter. Chicago-style.


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Birding in Saguaro National Park.

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Banff


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Lake Louise. Canada.


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Beehive Tea House Trail, Lake Louise Canada


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Canadian Rockies


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Pepo, the dog at our Italian B&B.


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Venice. For my daughter’s wedding.  She didn’t marry Clooney,  but her husband’s just as debonair.


Margaret of Arabia – White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

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