Since childhood, Toby has been interested in the past and has found many affinities with her ancestors. Unexpected and unwelcome psychic experiences led her to study reincarnation and psychic phenomena, and she took comfort in the fact that she was not alone.
When a high school teacher of speech and drama in earlier years, Toby wrote academic books, including Program Building before venturing into relating her psychic experiences in Out of the Psychic Closet. Those experiences also translated into a fictionalized series called the Alma Chronicles, a family saga of reincarnation and conflicts spanning centuries. Expressing her love for the stage, Toby has written plays and screenplays, sometimes alone, sometimes in partnership with other authors.
The passing of some of her family members resulted in an interest in genealogical research, which serves as another creative spur for her work and the publication of Backlight. Her most recent publication is an anthology with other authors called Women Wronged.
She serves as Vice President of Arizona Authors Association. Mother of two and grandmother of three, Toby lives in Glendale, Arizona.