I live in Tennessee with my husband, children, dog, and ferocious cat.
While I’m (at best) indifferent to the cat, being a mom is a paramount priority for me. It is also one of my greatest joys in life. So is being married. I love the happiness and contentment of our life at home. I love how we all endeavor to express ourselves creatively and support one another as we find our way.
As our kids are getting older, I am finding more time to devote to developing the craft of storytelling. All writing is inevitably influenced by experience. I’ve been fortunate to live a full range of adventure from ecstatic to dismal and even the mundane. But as a storyteller, I firmly believe you have to appreciate the entire spectrum of life’s twists and turns — not just the good stuff.
To me, stories are everything, while many may be there to entertain, I also know what it is to read something that does more. I know the impact of finding a story that speaks to you — that book that finds its way to you at just the right moment and is exactly what you needed. It is my highest aspiration as a writer to create such a tale. To bring into existence a story that might mean something to someone when they need it the most.