Can you believe the size of this bear?


I ran smack into him while watering my shrubs. Luckily, he was more interested in my thistle seed than me.


Living in the Pocono Mountains, I often find wildlife wandering through my backyard or eating from my bird feeders. These animals provide inspiration for many of my stories, and I think you'll see why! They are completely amazing – beautiful, friendly, curious, and at times a bit feisty, just like a book character.

Check out the SLIDESHOW below. Some of these critters will certainly make it into my next manuscript!