Monday, August 15, 2016


It took me ten years to interview, tape, and write the stories of twenty-two women's lives. These women are PhD's, RN's, abuse counselors, teachers, accountants, principals, hair dressers, hospital administrators, homemakers, entrepreneurs, and computer network specialists. One thing brought the couples together. Each shared a desire so compelling that she left husband, or family,  risked the alienation of society, even the anger of a wrathful god to be with the woman she loved.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Indiana Historical Society has accepted my book In Spite of Everything . . . .  for the woman she loved. Eric L Mundell, Director of Printed Collections and Artifacts, will oversee its integration into the holdings of the Indiana Historical Society Library.  It is hard to express my feelings for this honor.

It took me ten years to interview, tape, and write the stories of twenty-two women's lives, women who have been together for twenty years or more. These women are PhD's, RN's, abuse counselors, teachers, accountants, principals, hair dressers, hospital administrators, homemakers, entrepreneurs, and computer network specialists. One thing brought the couple together. Each shared a desire so compelling that she left husband, or family,  risked the alienation of society, even the anger of a wrathful god to be with the woman she loved.




Monday, November 23, 2015


Some people have asked me what I like besides writing.

Horses, horses, horses were the dreams of my childhood. My parent's lived in an apartment in Indianapolis until I was ten. That didn't stop little four year old me to beg for a pony that I thought we could easily keep under the stairway that led to the back yard. At ten, my horse was a low branch in a tree behind our house.. By that time I had a six shooter like Roy Rodgers.
Time flew by, I fell in love with Suzie, who also loved horses, and her friend Carol let us keep our horses on the property she was renting.

In 1971 we bought a 52 acre farm and in four years began breeding Arabian horses.

To read more about Leila and Suzie's lives on the farm and beyond go to In Spite of Everything for the woman she loved/Leila Peters author.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm having a wonderful, soul-refreshing time in Montana!  When I return to the farm in two weeks, it will be time to buckle down and get to work promoting "In Spite of Everything..."  Social media networking is new territory for me, so please be patient if I don't respond to your Facebook friend requests right away, or if I don't instantly thank you for contributing a review on Goodreads or Amazon.  Your input is valued!!