I was born and raised in Eastern Idaho a
nd educated at Snake River High School and graduated in 1981.
I attended Rick's College from 1981-1984 and earned an associates degree in arts and letters.
I attended Idaho State University from 1991-1997 studying in the fields of
Elementary Education, Social Science in which I was majoring in, and minoring in Library Science. I was nearing the completion of my studies when I was critically injured in a car accident on June 29, 1995. I returned to school still determined to finish what I started, but in 1997 I discovered I was still suffering from injuries the doctors still hadn't discovered.
But I went on to write a book- I Really Died & Survived. "It is the experience I had at the time of the car accident. Previous to writing my book I was honored to serve as a red cross volunteer in Munchwhiler Germany as a dental assistant while my husband served as a U.S. Soldier there, later a den mother to the wolves and bear cub scouts.
My work history is as follows:
Motel Maid- Summer of 1981-1981- Riverside Inn. Blackfoot, Idaho temporary until my first year of college was to begin.
Potato Sorter- Summer of 1982-1982- Non Pereil- Blackfoot, Idaho temporary until I could return to college again.
Janitor- Fall of 1982 to the spring of 1983 at Ricks College.Rick's college- Rexburg, Idaho
Assistant Scout Camp Cook "Treasure Mountain," - Summer of 1991- Driggs, Teton county, Idaho.
Educational Assistant- Morrow County School's- March 2004-05 Boardman, Irrigon, Oregon.
Substitute teachers aid- Morrow- Umatilla head start- March 2004-2005 Boardman, Irrigon, Umatilla, Hermiston.
are my refrences.
A personal note about me:
I married Steven Holmes Empey in April of 1983 & we are extremely proud of our son. He's making an incredible future for himself.
Currently we are stuards over 2 black labs, 9 parrots, and 1 cat- so I walk on the wild side.....
My passion is writing, my hobby is genealogy& reading, wished I could bead and sew, but I'll settle for loving my family, reading and writing whenever I get the chance.