My father was a Naval Aviator, and my two brothers and I spent our youth and adolescence moving about every eighteen months. These moves were mostly around the South with one tour in Japan. The constantly changing environment meant that I had to make friends all over again each time we moved. That is a daunting task for any one, especially a child, so a lot of my time I spent daydreaming and making up stories as well as changing the endings of the stories I was required to read in school.
I went to college to 'teach little kids how to sing on pitch,' and spent the following decades singing, teaching, and directing
as well as teaching English and history in Middle school through junior college.
I write full time now, and live in central North Carolina with my husband and crazy dogs. I have four grown children and four grandchildren that
I try to see as often as possible.