I am a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a refugee from corporate America. The best relationships in my life exist because the other person has the marvelous ability to overlook my faults and discover something worthy of their friendship and sometimes even their love. In 2011, I made my debut as an Indie Author with my first published work of fiction, Summoning The Strength. My no-nonsense attitude shines through in this compelling tribute to amazing women. My writing is word play with a purpose. I attempt to be humorous, always honest, for those interested in what I have to say. I’m married to a loyal New York Yankees fan with whom I have raised two children, relocated a dozen times, and shared the best years of my life.
My favorite authors are the usual suspects; Rudyard Kipling, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austin, Fanny Flag, Mark Twain, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, Henry David Thoreau, and Bazooka Joe. Countless people have influenced me for better or worse. I am fiercely loyal to the ones closest to me and gracious to those whom I otherwise owe a swift kick. I have a Nikon camera. I love to take photographs and pair them with great music. Occasionally I wax poetic. I’ve been known to dance with wild abandon without regard to who’s watching.
I believe everyone on the planet needs clean water, fresh air, nutritious food and liberty to be at their best. Each of us deserves to be free from poverty, fear and oppression. These are all reasonable expectations and completely possible when every person who comes onto this planet has parents who teach self-respect and respect for others, and when leaders promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. I also believe people who are not equipped for these obligations should not become parents nor should they pretend to be leaders.
I often go into great detail when giving my opinion just to be certain people understand. I usually ask and answer my own questions in a conversation style that makes my husband crazy, but he deals with it because I am an excellent cook. I like red wine. Southern English is my first language. My father taught me that if I give the world my very best I will get kicked in the teeth, but that I should do it anyway. I love him for giving a fine example to live up to and I have spent my life trying very hard to do just that.
Sometimes I have a bad attitude.