About Me

I am so thankful I belong
to the I AM, to the Living One Who Sees Me, the One who makes all things new and with Whom all things are possible.

I've heard it said that every writer has one subject that informs all their stories. I think mine is that I love to encourage others about the possibilities of an ordinary life in the hands of an extraordinary God.

Besides writing my own stories,  I enjoy helping others express theirs. I teach workshops in creative nonfiction and memoir at church retreats, writers' conferences and with the OLLI at Furman program for older adults.

Writing credits include winner of the 2010 Women of Faith writing contest, Honorable Mention recipient of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest competition. I have written for the Greenville Journal and the Journey Christian Newspaper and have published in several magazines and anthologies.

Some hats I've worn
After returning from Guatemala, we moved to Vermont where my husband was the pastor of the Brick Church for eleven years. Little churches on the rise have plenty of opportunities for pastor's wives, and although I didn't sing or play the organ, I did head up Sunday School, VBS, women's ministry and missions. I also had a"peach of a job," as my headmaster described it, teaching everything from English to stained glass at the Rutland Area Christian School. 

Schools I've attended
Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont
Bible degree from Liberty Home Bible Institute
Master of Religious Education, Trinity Theological Seminary

And places I've been
I enjoy seeing other places and meeting people from different cultures. Besides exploring the United States, I have had the great pleasure of snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Cairns, Australia, exploring the wonderful north and south islands that make up New Zealand, and serving on mission teams to Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. I was also an exchange teacher a gazillion years ago in Honduras.