I'm an internationally published author, but I'm no genius! I'm just a wife, mother, grandmother, and RN who has a passion for writing. An avid reader from a young age, I didn’t start writing until my late thirties. I’ve dedicated the last several years to finding my voice and honing my craft.
My goal as an inspirational fiction writer isn’t to preach, but demonstrate the themes of love, family, faith, and redemption via real-life characters that everyday people can relate to. I also like to have a little fun along the way.
As a nurse for nearly thirty years, my patients have taught me much about life and loss. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Jerry, for thirty-five years. After my husband retired from the Navy, we re-located to Tennessee and built a home overlooking the beautiful Sequatchie Valley. We have a son, Brandon, and a grandson, Cayden, whom we believe is our God-given right to spoil rotten. I enjoy gardening, travel, jigsaw puzzles, birdwatching, photography, and projects that stretch my creative boundaries.
My work has appeared in numerous publications, including five stories with the Chicken Soup for the Soul series; The Chattanooga Writers' Guild 2015 Anthology; the Calhoun Area Writers' 2018 Anthology; the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and the Signal Mountain Mirror. I’m also a frequent contributor to Lady Literary Magazine.