Agriculturist turned author... or maybe the other way around

Echoes of a Distant Promise

My Story

I grew up in Durango, Colorado, and graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in housing and interior environment. My husband and I participate in the family agricultural business in Durango along with my parents, siblings and their spouses and now, the third generation. 


I am passionate about curiosity, the culture of the American West, horticulture, history research and pie. Our daughters are my pride and joy, their lives a testament to many of the Code of the West axioms that I use in my stories. 


My stories are built around strong female protagonists, honorable male protagonists, actual historical events and the celebration of the common man’s ability to use courage and grit to rise above everyday circumstances.

The Book

Echoes of a distant Promise

Kind Words

"Wheeling masterfully takes you to another place and time as you become the characters in her novel. I couldn't put it down and am eagerly awaiting the sequel!"

Kelsea Ferrato,



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