I was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and running for dear life from the cows that ran in the fields surrounding my home. There were friends in abundance who goaded me into truth or dare many a time. I learned to imagine the best and worst of life in those years. That imagination grew as I became a voracious reader of Nancy Drew and later Mary Higgins Clarke.
After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel but too young for real life, I have enjoyed an exciting life with my hubby and best friend. We have five children who are almost too old to believe and a couple grandkids.
Art has been a great hobby for me over the years. I love to leave the world behind for a few hours to paint with acrylics and have been commissioned by two camps to do murals. My true love is portraiture painting.
I was first published in Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans as a teenager. It took years after that for me to see that one of the gifts God wanted me to use was writing. But once I knew what I was meant to do, I worked hard to become a writer. Barely a day goes by that I’m not thinking of a plot twist or scheme. I also illustrated a children’s book in 2013, Memphis Learns the Hard Way. My newest project is a new children’s picture book series. Be on the lookout for Mr. Wiggle’s adventures in the coming year.
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God Bless and Happy Reading!