I was born in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1952. In 1965 my family moved to Atlanta, Georgia where I attended Therrell High School. After graduating from Therrell, I attended West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia. Currently, I reside in Richardson, Texas with my husband, David. I have three daughters and six grandchildren. My life couldn’t be more blessed.
I’ve loved writing and telling stories my entire life. My imagination since childhood has always been quite vivid.
I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators-Texas North Central/Northeast Chapter. SCBWI is the largest existing organization for writers and illustrators and acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers and others involved with literature for young people.
The North 40 Storytellers Guild of which I’ve been a member since March 2011 has helped me so much in my crafting of stories. The North 40 Storytellers Guild is a wonderful organization of people dedicated to the tradition of storytelling. I’m honored to be a part of it.
Additionally, I am also a member of the Rockwall Christian Writers Group. RCWG is a talented group of writers who meet once a month not only to critique each other’s work but to help writers learn and prepare for publication.
I’m asked a lot why I write. I always give this answer:
I write in the hopes that my words will touch the heart of a child and make a difference in their life. I write in the hopes that somewhere someone will read my words and be inspired by them. If those who read my books are left with a message that lifts their spirit in any way, then I would consider myself a successful author.
Why else do I write? I write because I love it.
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