After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I worked for more than two decades in television news, both on camera and behind the scenes. It's a fascinating, exciting business. However, I've always loved making up my own stories rather than reporting the stories of others. So, I changed gears and began teaching English. The altered pace allowed me to ramp up my love of writing fiction.
When I'm not writing or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son on our small farm in North Carolina. In addition to a menagerie of animals, we have an ever-expanding garden of fruits, flowers, and vegetables.