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I grew up in a small Alberta town. Reading was my ticket to the world and I spent a large part of my childhood between the covers of a book. My mom introduced me to romance novels when I was a teenager, but it was my dad who introduced me to historical romance. He suggested I read Catherine Cookson. That was it - I was hooked on the historical novel and to this day, it is still my preference.

I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a husband (we met in ballroom dancing class -I took it to learn how to dance, he to meet girls – mission accomplished on both counts!),  and a love for Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers, and Jennifer Wilde. (Okay, maybe I should have focussed a bit more on thermodynamics and less on going to the local bookstore!)

I worked for a number of years in Alberta’s oil industry before my husband and I started our own engineering company.  In those early, pre-client days, I dabbled at writing because I had to be in the office and had nothing to do. (We often joke about going from two jobs, no kids, to two kids, no jobs – although it wasn’t so funny at the time!) As our company became more successful, I put the writing aside to concentrate on the business. Fifteen years later, the company was bought out and that was when I decided to write full time.

Besides writing, I enjoy gardening, camping, yoga, going for walks, and watching sports – NFL, NASCAR and my hometown Calgary Stampeders and Calgary Flames.  I belong to the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, and am active in the Calgary chapter of the RWA.

My husband and I live in Calgary in the same house we bought just after we got married. We have two adult sons and honestly, I don’t know how that happened!

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 June 2017 ~ Barkerville Beginnings (British Columbia) Author A.M. Westerling  
 
Faced with financial ruin and the loss of her good name, Rose Chadwick decides to make a new start for herself and her young daughter Hannah in the rough and tumble gold rush town of Barkerville, British Columbia. However, making a new life is not so easy when it’s built on lies. And, long suppressed emotions within her are stirred when she meets a handsome young Englishman.
 
Viscount Harrison St. John knows he’s expected to marry well to bolster his family fortunes. Instead, he leaves England to pursue riches in the gold fields of a frontier town in the far off wilds of Canada. Soured on love because of a betrayal by his former fiancé, Harrison resists the attraction he has for Rose. Particularly considering she appears to be a happily married woman with a daughter of her own.
 
Will dark
secrets from Rose’s past keep them apart?     

 


 Banished from his homeland for a crime he didn’t commit, Thorvald Stronghawk knows selling the Frisian beauty he’s captured will bring him the blood money needed to regain his good name. When the man who accused Thorvald of the crime is the one buying Gisela, Thorvald must decide what he wants more: To recover his reputation among his fellow countrymen, or tame the woman who has vowed to hate him forever for destroying her home and family.

Gisela of Falkenstead realizes the handsome, self assured Viking views her as nothing more than chattel to be bought and sold rather than a woman with a life and mind of her own. Although her head tells her to escape the man she thinks is nothing more than a savage murderer, her heart has other ideas.

Will Gisela find a way to flee? Or will she find love and happiness in Thorvald’s arms?