Dublin, Georgia was a not the usual small town, its agricultural heritage seasoned by industries and a large VA Hospital. Growing up there meant walking ten blocks to school on a tree-lined street and making friends with people from different places. With no Sesame Street to be a babysitter, my busy mom taught me to read early.
I never stopped loving books. I began writing as soon as I had some extra notebook paper, and I wrote a humor column for my high school newspaper. I didn't study English in college because I'd never heard of creative writing and I thought I'd have to continue reading Puritan writers and memorizing poems about albatrosses, and I was keen to write science fiction.
Fast forward to my graduation minus English --but with a degree in science--which I th0ught I needed for science fiction. Imagine my surprise when I found myself in the lightweight concrete air conditioner pad business (a long story). It's still flourishing today as a supplier to HVAC dealers, though I sold my share long ago. I know more than the average bear about concrete, and you might find it mentioned in my latest book, Snakes and Lovers.
After my three amazing children, including one with Down syndrome, were in school, I studied writing, but I'd decided to give science fiction a rest. Real life was a lot more interesting now.
I wrote and sold literary short stories, personal essays, journalism, and poetry. Now I write historical novels and mystery novels with a dash of romance. I live in Atlanta with my husband, who still plays with trains. When not writing or reading, I can usually be found digging in the garden or tramping about historic sites to find good settings for a kiss or a crime...