“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
From an early age, I sat on the arm of my grandmother’s over-stuffed rocking chair as she read to me. The love of literature and power of words was her gift to a wide-eyed small girl.
Years later as I taught English Literature and creative writing, I dreamed of having time to focus on her own writing.
I have been awarded the Bess Streeter Aldrich 2023 Short Story award and published several novels: The Legacy of Prairie Winds, Women of Dust and Wind, and two young adult novels, Time for Courage, Surviving Yellowstone and Propelling Beyond Barriers: Evelyn Sharp, No Ordinary Girl.