In third grade, I started writing poetry. In fifth grade, I wrote a play that my class acted. In eighth grade, I wrote my first novel--something about the spices in our kitchen coming to life. Or was it the monstrous goop that came out of the sink and swallowed my family?

I attended Hollins College and wrote more poetry. But over the years, life got busy and writing took a backseat to raising my two children, Scott now 25 pursuing a career as a history teacher, and Lindsey 22 studying to become an architect. I also became a psychology professor because I love people and studying how we all work.  I actually started down the psychology road because I wanted to write better characters.


My writing career up to this point has consisted of publishing a few poems  and a short story. I have been a finalist in the Romantic Times Title Contest and had my picture in the magazine. I've finaled in the Linda Howard Excellence in Writing Contest as well as the Lone Star State Inspirational Category. Interestingly, I was featured in one scene of the documentary, "Between The Covers." Now, I hope to publish Christian Romance set in the South Carolina LowCountry where I now live as well as the mountains of Virginia where my family has lived since the 1700s. My roots are deep in the South and my stories are about the families who live here.


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