Welcome! Whether you're a first-time visitor or long-time friend, I'm glad you found your way here. I'm a writer who's inspired by the people, places, culture, and history of the Midwest.
One of the best things about writing is the opportunity to share experiences with readers. The stories in my memoir and my historical novel encourage readers to recall their own growing up years and the lives of their ancestors, whether they 'grew up country' or not. Because of the stories readers share with me, I've developed a deep appreciation for the value of preserving everyday stories - the fabric of our lives and culture.
Simple Truth - A novel
SIMPLE TRUTH offers a thought-provoking look at the challenges a young woman faces when she puts her career on the line to combat injustice in a story of risk, retaliation, and reward.
SIMPLE TRUTH is in the editing stage. I'll post here and on my blog as it moves toward publication.
On the Blog
Great Smoky Mountains make “amazing” an overused word My friends told us to keep our eyes peeled for wildlife as we drove along the Cades Cove loop in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We could see deer and wild turkey. If we were really lucky, we might spot a bear. Cars stopped along the…Read More
You know you’re in the south when … The people at the next table are drinking Coca Cola for breakfast Dairy Queen serves the best biscuits and gravy for breakfast Corn pudding is a side dish option for lunch My friend Sue and I have hit the road – just like and nothing like –…Read More