The best relationships in my life exist because of remarkable people who have the ability to overlook my faults and discover something worthy of their friendship, sometimes even their love. In 2011, I made my debut as an Indie Author with Summoning the Strength, a tribute to countless people who have influenced me for better or worse. I am fiercely loyal to those closest to me and gracious to those who otherwise deserve a swift kick. Occasionally I wax poetic. I’ve been known to dance with wild abandon without regard for who’s watching. I am 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.
I believe each of us deserves to be free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We all need clean water, fresh air, nutritious food, and liberty to be at our best. These are reasonable expectations. Every person who comes onto this planet needs parents who respect themselves and teach their children to respect others. People need leaders who promote a safe environment where the wonders of the world can be discovered in peace. People not equipped for these obligations should not become parents or pretend to be leaders.
I often go into great detail when giving my opinion. 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.