My life has been on a zig-zag course since I left the world of advertising and embarked on an adventure with my husband in 2008. In the space of seven years we moved from Little Rock, AR to Pierre, SD (Dances with Wolves country! For real.), Baltimore, MD (too many dark and stormy ghettos downtown, just saying…) and landed with a resounding, happy thud in Hilton Head Island, SC. We plan to never move again, God willing. Ocean, palm trees, southern hospitality and the beauty of the Lowcountry…who would want to leave?
My publishing credits include the Capital Journal, Pierre, SD, as a regular weekly humor columnist; The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Publishing Group, Yankton, SD and various regional weeklies and dailies under this group as a guest columnist; NAABW (National Association of Boomer Women), an online magazine, as guest columnist; Empty Nesting Online as a guest columnist; CCMWA (Carroll County Maryland Writer’s Association), short story contributor for anthology “That One Left Shoe,” published April 2012 and available on Amazon, author of women’s fiction/suspense “The Deadening,” 2013, Pen-L Publishing, available on Amazon in Kindle and hard copy, various articles in “The Bluffton Breeze,” magazine, 2017, where I worked as an editor and proofreader, contributor to “Lady Lowcountry Magazine, “Island Events,” and “Local Life Magazine.” Recently, I signed a 3-book contract with Level Best Books for Olivia Callahan Suspense, a three-book series, starting with, “The Deadening,” available February 23, 2021, here.
I am a past chapter president of Maryland Writer’s Association, and a frequent attendee of writers’ conferences and workshops, the most recent being the wonderful Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ashville, NC; and Killer Nashville, where I served as a panelist. I plan to attend Malice Domestic in Bethesda, MD, in the spring.