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.
       I have written more than 30 picture books and two middle grade books. Shhhhhh! Here's a secret to my writing. I have two canine writing muses named Jazi and Roxi that dream up stories and pass them along to me. Here are photos of them with Roxi telling a tale...and Jazi dreaming of another. 


Telling a tale


Dreaming a tale