About Me


On writing

        My route to writing children's books is as winding as the mountain roads surrounding my home near Hazard, KY. I began my career as a social worker; then changed paths and taught social studies. From there I ventured into the world of books when I became a librarian. I have a Master's degree in Education from Morehead State University and another Master's degree in Library and Information Science  from the University of Kentucky.

       My international headquarters is at the foot of the stairs where I have written more than 50 picture books and two middle grade books. 

       Shhhhhh! Here's a secret to my writing. I work under the supervision of  two canine writing muses named Jazi and Roxi. They  dream up stories and pass them along to me. These are photos of Roxi telling a tale...and Jazi dreaming of another. 



Telling a tale



Dreaming a tale