About Me

An Ohio buckeye by birth, I live with my husband in rural Piedmont North Carolina. An outdoor enthusiast and retired history and special ed. teacher, I enjoy reading, writing, knitting, hiking, biking, Pilates, Tai Chi, and yoga. I also enjoy researching history and culture and love nature and its sensory stimuli. I particularly like writing and experimenting with poetry and flash fiction, as well as working on collaborative projects, especially with my daughter.

My work has appeared in numerous online and print journals and anthologies, such as the Best Emerging Poets Series; Poetry in Plain Sight; The Haiku Journal; Inwood Indiana Press anthologies; Personal Story Publishing Project anthologies: Bearing Up, Exploring, That Southern Thing, Luck and Opportunity, Trouble, and Curious Stuff; Quillkeepers Press anthology, Tan Lines, Snowdrifts, Botany of Gaia, and Inspired; The Tiny Seed Journal and anthology, Forest; Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art; The Avocet and The Weekly Avocet; Poetry Quarterly; Plum Tree Tavern; The Pangolin Review; Parks and Points; Nailpolish Stories, a Tiny and Colorful Literary Journal; Flash Fiction Magazine; The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature; Quail Bell Magazine; Three Line Poetry; and Burningword Literary JournalI was the recipient of the 2017 Rebecca Lard Award for Poetry Quarterly (Prolific Press). I am the author of three poetry chapbooks: Gifts of the Seasons, Autumn and Winter (May, 2020), Gifts of the Seasons, Spring and Summer (January, 2021), and Scarred Resilience (July, 2021), and a hybrid book, Nature Calls Outside My Window, A Collection to Poems and Stories about observations of and encounters with nature’s creatures (December, 2022) published by Kelsay Books.

It’s never too late to pursue a passion!