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 four grandchildren. I have always had a very vivid imagination, which ultimately led to my love for writing and telling stories.
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.
I am also a member of the North 40 Storytellers Guild. The North 40 Storytellers Guild is a wonderful organization of people who are dedicated to the tradition of storytelling. It has been my privilege to be a part of this guild since March, 2011.
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 each other to learn and prepare for publication.
I am the Director of the Woman’s Center in Richardson. WCIR is a group of extraordinary women who do wonderful things for the community and Veterans. I am also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richardson.
When asked why I write, I 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 will 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.