LD Stauth grew up in Windsor, Ontario, the eldest of five children. As a young girl in elementary school, she had a poem published in a book called ‘Windsor’s Budding Poets’. However, Math and Science interested her more than English and after high school, she enrolled at St. Clair College to become a Medical Laboratory Technologist. When a handsome young man whacked her on the bottom with a clipboard, as she was bending down to reach something in the bottom of her locker, she ended up marrying that man.
Gary Stauth had an unusual last name. When he explained the pronunciation as ST … auth like in author, she laughed. Author? Little did she realize when she married Gary Stauth, one day she would indeed become an author. Foreshadowing?
Writing was sporadic during the raising of her four children and usually involved creating silly poems for friends and family at birthdays or special events. It was not until the birth of her first grandchild that she picked up that pen again, or more accurately, tapped the keyboard. She won a writing contest, sponsored through ’God Uses Ink’ (The Word Guild) for novice writers. That win inspired her to pour out her heart in words which always seemed to come easier than speaking them.
LD has had articles published in ‘The Fellowship Baptist Link’ and ‘Beyond Ordinary Living’. She co-wrote a quarterly church newsletter called ‘Aside’ and had a poem published in Mark Cullen’s gardening column in the Toronto Star entitled, ‘Why I Love my Garden’.
Faith, family and friends, camping, bird-watching, laughing, and a good mystery novel are all LD’s passions. Combine those elements and voila—her Campground Mystery Series came to life. Followed a few years later by the Lighthouse Landing Trilogy.
Currently, LD is newly retired and loving this stage of life. Every spare moment, she is either reading, camping, or plotting her next novel. Her favourite song is ‘How Can I Keep from Singing His Praise’ and her greatest desire is to encourage others and to show just how deep, wide, high and long God’s love truly is.