Please be patient. Getting here takes some time, but I’ll show up. Thank you.
OK, here I am!
And just a very little bit about me. I grew up in a small town in Ohio and now live in a small town in South Carolina. So the small town, rural life is pretty sweet.
I’ve been writing and making up stories since Mom caught me talking to myself when I was about 5 or 6 years old. So after spending time being the director of an agency modeled after Big Brother/Big Sister, then a Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister, and homeschooling my children, I decided to get back to my first love of making up stories. Or in some cases telling the truth in stories.
I’m a long-time member of the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop and several area critique groups, and I help organize monthly readings, An Afternoon of Poetry and Prose at Happy Accidents and Paint Party Plus in Rock Hill, SC
If I’m not writing I’m working in my yard, trying to make it look like the gardens I remember growing up in Ohio. So far it hasn’t happened!
My collection of poetry is available through Main Street Rag Publishing
Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC.
and at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville, NC
Here is where you can find me otherwise ~
In the Garden of Life and Death~A Mother and Daughter Walk full-length poetry collection
Beginning and Ending in Toledo – 1st place winner in moonShine review 10th anniversary anthology 2014, short story
Euchre at Twilight – The Best of Final Friday Reading Series Vin Master 2012-2013, poetry
Offering – Kakalak 2013, Honorable Mention, poetry
Vistas~Visions and Verse: An Exhibit of Ekphrastic Poetry and the Art that Inspired It – Lancaster County Council of the Arts, November and December 2012
* Family Tree, poetry
* To Margaret from Al – 1910, poetry
* Asthma, poetry
Legends – moonShine review spring/summer 2012, short story
My House is a Mess – Homeschooling Essentials 2012, reprinted from Carolina Homeschooler, non-fiction
My Daughter Gabrielle – Homeschooling Essentials 2012, reprinted from Carolina Homeschooler, non-fiction
Euchre at Twilight – The Petigru Review 2011 Vol. 5, poetry
Cherry Time-Bellevue, Ohio 1914 – The Petigru Review 2011 Vol. 5, poetry
Last Rites – The Petigru Review 2011 Vol. 5, poetry
Looking for China – moonShine review spring/summer 2011, short story
Deferred – The Petigru Review 2009 Vol. 3, poetry
Coming Home – The Petigru Review 2009 Vol. 3, non-fiction
Easter 1936 – The Petigru Review 2008 Vol. 2, poetry
Absolution – The Petigru Review 2008, Vol. 2, non-fiction
Voyeurs – Kakalak 2007, poetry
Stalag 13 – Catfish Stew 2006 Vol. 4, poetry
Growing in the Garden of Life and Death – Honorable Mention 2006 SC Poetry Initiative Chapbook Competition
The American Museum of Outsider Art – Iodine Poetry Journal Vol. 3 2002, poetry
A Sonnet to Myself – Iodine Poetry Journal Vol. 1 2000, poetry