I’ve worn many hats during my life. I’d thought the writing hat was of recent vintage. Then going through some boxes, I stumbled over plays and short stories I wrote in 6th and 7th grades. The hat is older than I recalled.
For many years, I wore the hat of an activist PTA mom and volunteer. Then I added a campaign hat and served on the Fort Worth School Board for eight years. A task I never could’ve undertaken without the full cooperation of my husband, an attorney. He’s supported me in everything I’ve wanted to do.
Then I went back to teaching high school theatre, a fun hat to wear. They paid me for doing something I loved. After that, I morphed into an elementary school administrator. Sometimes the hat fit well. At other times, it pinched. Joyous, but exhausting work. Ever since retiring, I’ve concentrated on my writing career. As I said, lots of hats.
Our grown children live near us and have given us the best of the best: grandchildren. I’ve turned into your stereotypical grandmother believing these little jewels are the most beautiful, handsome, and brilliant in the world! We have a darling Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix who adopted us several years ago.
My favorite season is fall, and I’m never happier than when we travel to New England. We’ve been fortunate to visit many beautiful parts of the country, some of which find their way into my books.
All of my eight books (Seasoned Romances) are about Texas women in their forties and fifties with a theme of second chances. Finding a new life while danger threatens is challenging but makes the win all the more worthwhile. I have a four-part series titled The Second Chances Series, because I believe in Happily Ever Afters. My husband picked up a plaque on one of their several trips to Maine that states my philosophy exactly. Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end.
I’m a member of Romance Writers of America-North Texas RWA, Texas Authors, WORD BY WORD Blog and have my own weekly blog and monthly newsletter.
You can find my books can on AMAZON, B & N, KOBO, and iTunes. Print books are also available.
My 8th book, released in September 2020.
Three Thursdays I post on my blog. The third Thursday is generally when my Newsletter goes out. You can find me posting on the last Friday of the month on the Word By Word blog, made up of 8 authors who write all genres and offer words of inspiration. And we all need that now and again.
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