The hardest thing for me to write is a bio. All writers need them. Some publishers want short, one paragraph bios. Others want long, detailed pieces of me to put on their website. I am not complaining, it is good to get out there and promote my writing, but most of the time I hide behind it.

Anyway, my latest adventure is joining Plum Tree Books ( ) as a children’s book reviewer. I am so excited to be a part of this group.  My pic and bio will be added soon, hopefully my first reviews will be posted as well.

I decided to add my bio below to give you all TMI regarding my writing life. Be sure check out Plum Tree Books!!!!

My life has been extraordinarily ordinary. Raised by a loving family, I was never without the necessities of life. From earliest memory my parents, grandparents and aunts read to me, told me stories and encouraged me to become an avid reader. Money wasn’t plentiful, but life was filled with love, fun and books.

Looking into myself to see who I’ve become today I see several evolutions as my life changed. I married my high school sweetheart, who is still my sweetheart after 36 years. I spent the next years as a stay at home mom and volunteer. Our life was crazy and busy and filled the occasional trip to the ER for bonked heads and broken arms. I would not have traded it for the world.

When my youngest son entered high school, I entered college, terrified that I would not be able to keep up with students my son’s ages. Facing my fears was one of the best choices I have ever made. I discovered that I could learn as well as the rest of my classmates. Writing was my new love. I wrote papers as though Stephen King was going to critique them. Essay tests were my specialty! I took as many English classes as possible, writing my way to graduation while working a full time job.

Fast forward to today. I work full time as an analyst, not a writer.  We spend as much time as possible with our grown sons and daughter-in-laws while I impatiently wait for grandchildren to read to.

And I write. I write short stories, I write magazine articles, I wrote a column for our local paper for three years with great satisfaction and very little pay.  I write book reviews and I write yet to be published books for children. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Short Mystery FictionSociety.

I currently review books for The GenReview My work has appeared in Flashshot, Daily Short Fiction and Penwomanship Magazine.  Ma Cook’s Willow, is included in Tree Magic, which is now available as a free download from Sunshine Press

My short story Crazy is available as an audio story at Sniplits and is included in A Woman’s Touch: 11 Short Stories of Murder and Misdemeanors  available on Amazon at

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