I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the
little town of Newberry, home of the state mental
hospital. 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 – The Sweet Potato
Queen, Robert Fulghum, Celia Rivenbark, any female
humor writer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and even
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. ‘I
do some of the craziest things by accident and freely
confess them in my writing.’ 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.
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