I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the little town of Newberry, home of the state mental hospital. (I can't believe I admitted being born north of the MJason Dixon line. Please don't tell) Born with a purse and lipstick in one hand and pen in the other I was also born with a very vivid imagination and the need to write. I moved to Florida with my family in 1959 and consider myself a Southerner, reveling in all the quirks, Bubbas, bar-b-ques, and seafood of Southern life. I travel extensively talking to anyone who has the misfortune of finding themselves seated, walking or otherwise beside me.
In the second grade,I wrote my first official story using the spelling words for the week. The story revolved around mice that lived in the walls of my home, drank too much, and partied into the night.Though counseling was suggested, I avoided that path and instead chose to continue writing.
I consume books rather than read them. I love to read anything by Jill Connor Brown â€“ The Sweet Potato Queen, Robert Fulghum, Celia Rivenbark, any female humor writer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and even Kathleen Woodiwiss.
In 1992 I was diagnosed with lupus, a life-long chronic illness. At the time I was working as a Network Engineer.
In 2002 my illness forced me to leave that profession and redirect my life.
In 2003 I became the Executive Director of The Lupus Support Network and now travel educating others about lupus. Instead of giving up and focusing on the tragedy of the illness, I began seeing the humor in life and now write about what I see and share it with others. My two sons,three grandsons, and granddaughter are the joys of my life. I am currently working on three different books of short humorous pieces about life, especially mine. â€˜I do some of the craziest things by accident and freely confess them in my writing.â€™
Life is the most interesting topic for any story. I find humor everywhere I go. I enjoy life, learning and sharing my stories and adventures with others.