Full-time author since 1991 except for my 10 1/2 year hiatus to take care of my sweet elderly mother until her passing from a critical illness and I had to authorize doctors to take her off life support. I have extensive publishing credits - numerous novels published, print, audio and e-book. I have written nonfiction for magazines; sold short fiction to local NPR affiliates; written for local PBS station; I have an extensive background in teaching novel writing courses, book publishing & marketing courses & workshops both at the community college level and for the private sector. I am the author of SEASONS, SULLY AND ME, FACES--THE SACRED JOURNEY, MURDER MAYHEM AND THE MOTHERHOUSE,, CHARITY JUNCTION, THE GIFT OF BROKEN THINGS. My murder mystery/thriller THE HAUNTING OF ALYSSA is set for release in late August 2020. PERSECUTION will be released by late 2020.
I am also the author of the book series SOUTHERN HUSSY BITCHES - literary it ain't; funny it is. WE ALL NEED TO LAUGH. I tend to focus a lot on comedy but it's because I saw so much sadness in the world and at hospitals when my mother became ill. Laughter heals and it uplifts people and if ever there was a time when people need to laugh, it would certainly be now. It causes us to forget, even momentarily, our troubles, lifts our spirits and pushes us into another place where we can just laugh.
I am the creator of the subscription-based humor newsletters MISS MAUDELL AND THE SHOUT GLORY JESUS CHURCH at and THE WHITE HOUSE NUNS at
I also offer fee-based critiques of screenplays - 50 pages and up.
Unique traits: It has often been said that laughter is the best medicine. Humor heals. Laughter brings people joy - and it can also carry a message within the humor.