• My early formative years developed an interest in Native American culture, rocks, planetariums, zoos, history, glass-bottom boats, and sea life while feeding my vivid imagination.  After moving around a few years, my family settled in Tennessee where I grew up and where I currently live. My full-time job is in public libraries..


  • I am a children’s author with an interest in writing middle grade biography, nonfiction, and picture books.  I continue to learn the craft and business of writing and am developing my skills toward early chapter books and middle grade fiction as well.  With an educational background in history and historic preservation, I especially enjoy writing about American history.  My interest in biography is specific to the field of partial biography, selecting a particular aspect of a person’s life and how that influenced them into who they became and/or how they influenced others.

    I love the art of story as well as the art in story. While I am not an illustrator, I try to choose words that bring a story to life as if it were an illustration.

    Attending SCBWI workshops and conferences off and on since 2003, I consider this organization a valuable resource in my development as a writer. Along the way, I have taken a few writing courses as well.


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