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. 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 women 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-four years. After my husband retired from the Navy, we re-located to Tennessee and built a home overlooking the beautiful Sequatchie Valley. We have one grown 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.
I’m a member of the Calhoun Area Writers group (www.calhounareawriters.com), the Chattanooga Writers' Guild (www.chattanoogawritersguild.com), and the American Christian Fiction Writers (www.acfw.com). An avid reader from a young age, I didn’t discover my passion for writing until my late thirties. I’ve dedicated the last several years to finding my voice and honing my craft.
My work has appeared in numerous publications, including Louise DuMont’s Cup of Comfort blog; Cecil Murphey’s Shattering the Silence blog; Amber Lanier Nagle’s Project Keepsake; The Upper Room (pending); Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did WHAT?; Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses; Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat (Feb 2016); The Chattanooga Writers' Guild 2015 Anthology; and the Calhoun Area Writers' 2018 Anthology. I am a frequent contributor to Lady Literary Magazine and won third prize in the Chattanooga Writer’s Guild Annual Writing Contest, Non-fiction category.