About Me



I am a writer and designer.
This is my personal space on the Internet to say “Howdy” to all the people I meet online and in person.
Here, I write my way through life in the form of blog posts about picture books, memoir, writing, and “life in general” for all the things that don’t fit neatly into those categories.
I type stories on my laptop. I tap ideas on my iPhone. I scribble notes in my journal. When I’m not writing stories or designing websites, I’m with my family. (Sometimes, they give me a reality check and pull me away from the stories!)
I hope you find the information here to be useful as you journey through life as a reader or writer. I share only books I love through group blogging efforts like the Perfect Picture Book Friday or through my personal reviews.
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About Me
The short memoir version:
I write {picture books and memoir}. I design {websites}. I eat {chocolate}.
A little longer version, but a quick read:
  1. I’m a Georgia native living in Colorado.
  2. My husband and I met on e-Harmony. {It worked for us.}
  3. I will write for chocolate. Anyone?
  4. Deadlines motivate me.
  5. We named our son after the main character —a dog— in Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.
  6. I can’t make roses from frosting despite my first job as a cake decorator.
  7.  I knew I wanted to be a journalist early, so I contributed a weekly column to the local newspaper in high school.
  8.  I am a twin.
  9. I am a dog person, but will read about cats.
  10. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Pikes Peak Writers. And, hate to miss any Springs Writers meetings.
  11. My memoir is about my late husband and me after he suffered a catastrophic brain stem stroke.
  12. My writing career began like so many do with a classroom book project A Book About Me in the second grade.
  13. I buy and read books.
Awards
I earned the second place award in the Memoir Book category for In a Blink in the SouthWest Writers 2009 contest.
Publications
In 2011, an essay about my dog Eddie was among 101 stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life.