About the Book
Through photos, and first person life stories 'purred' by these beautiful CATSTER cats, the author hopes to capture the mystery, the fun and the quirky purrsonalities of our best furrend, the house cat.
I was born and raised in historical Winchester, Virgina, located in the northern Shenandoah Valley. As a child I took ballet, piano and trumpet lessons. During my high school years I joined the band and chorus, knowing that music would be my major in college. At this time I was organist and choir director for St. Pau'ls Episcopal Church, writing plays and musicals for the youth. After taking courses at Shenandoah Conserveratory, in 1973 I met my husband and we decided to marry in 1974. I attended DePaul University during the summer of 1974. In the fall I applied for a position as music teacher at Highland School. Here I wrote and directed plays and musicals until my son was born in 1979. I elected to remain at home with him and iI was during this time, I began research and writing Storm Over Fauquier. Being a living historian & performing in TV/movie/miniseries, contributed to this research. Working in Spotsylvania County as a reading para, I continue to write for my classes.