About Me

I am a chronologically gifted human being who has worn many hats. Actress. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Bookkeeper. Bookaholic. Children’s book writer and now Romance Writer. I am a firm believer in HEA. My acting website can be found here

I feel so lucky because so many of my dreams have come true.

I fell in love and got married.

I got to be on Broadway in a musical. I never dreamed of having children, but my sons turned out to be my best dreams of all.

Christmas 1982
I had a taste of what it was like to get famous when my husband, Barry Corbin, was one of the stars of Northern Exposure. Watching that cast handle sudden fame was an education.

Barry and I are no longer married, but we still are good friends.

My first book, Jamie’s Dream, written with my younger son, Christopher when he was ten, was accepted for publication and published on Chris’s 25th birthday. Since then I’ve had two other children’s books published. 
In 2011, I signed a contract with Beach Lane Books, Allyn Johnston’s imprint at Simon and Schuster, for my Great American Novel, Log on Log. (My Great American Novel is sixty five words long. Big change from romance writing.)

I got my first television series at age sixty six. Warren The Ape. I didn’t run long, but the rush of being informed I was a regular is indescribable. In the past couple of years I've done a lot more TV work.

In 2013 I celebrated my 70th birthday with a trip to Ireland and Scotland with my sister and brother in law. Not only did I have a wonderful time, but I got a setting and plot for my next romance. The adventures just keep coming.

My Hobbies include reading (Duh!) Beach walks and movies and doing jigsaw puzzles.

Right now my other prime obsession is improvisation. I have been taking classes at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) for the past year. This is because my son Chris has decided we need to be the first mother/son improv team. This year I started taking classes in long form musical improv. It’s a six or eight person form accompanied by a keyboardist and I LOVE it. Chris changed his mind and decided we will be the first mother son musical improv team. He says in ten years we will be good. I like long term goals.


  1. What a crazy, cool life you've led. Great fodder for novels. All of it. I also write children's books. I love them. I'm working on my fourth one right now.

    Welcome to bloggerdom. I'm at http://banterwithbeth.blogspot.com

  2. The closest I ever got to Hollywood or Broadway was the lead in both my junior and senior class plays. One of those starring roles was...ahem...the family pet, a cat. LOL! You've gotten much farther than me, and I hope you keep acting. It's a rush! :)

  3. Love this bio. You have an amazing life with more to come. Northern Exposure was my college best friends' favorite show!

  4. And I just realized he was the dad in The Closer. LOVE THAT SHOW. LOVE YOU BOOK!!
    see aren't you glad you started this blog now? LoL!

    1. Yup I will be if I can figure out how to promote it.

  5. Thank you, Margot, Jaye and Beth. I've followed you all.

  6. Wow! Loved reading all about your adventures. Have you ever considered writing a memoir?


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