About Me

 


If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it will obey you.


Luke 17:6



“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”


Eleanor Roosevelt




MY FAVORITES


Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers


Writer: Agatha Christie


Food: Ice Cream


Vacation Spot: Beaches


Movie: The Man Who Would Be King


Television Show: Castle


City: NYC


Hobbies: Reading, Doing Needlework, and Traveling

 
 

I was born and grew up in the South, moving around for much of my childhood. Out of college, I married, began teaching school, and then had two sons. Most of my adult life I spent as a stay-at-home mom, volunteering in school, church, and community activities. In 1999, after our last son began college, my husband was transferred to New York, where we lived in Manhattan. I began taking creative writing classes. My first assignment in my first class evolved into the short story “Hank - Super Genius.” The story won an Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 2001 Writing competition. Palo Alto Review published the story. We left New York in 2005, and now live in Georgia. I continue to write and make occasional author visits.


Over the years I have challenged my writing skills in various genres: inspirational, mystery, children’s, and literary.  All of my published work has been short pieces in the forms of essays, devotions, short stories, creative nonfiction, and short shorts.  Being a published writer was a dream I had from childhood.


Realizing a dream takes faith, hard work, and a positive attitude. It can also mean facing many stumbling blocks and rejections. Realizing a dream also requires unconditional love and support from family and friends . . . I have the best cheerleaders from both camps!


I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Georgia Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

 

Writing from My Heart and Soul