about me

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 keep on reading Puritan writers and memorizing poems about albatrosses.            

Fast forward to my graduation minus English and 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. I published 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 playing in the dirt, stirring pots in the kitchen, or tramping about historic sites to find good settings for a kiss or a crime...