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I am an award-winning author and a freelance writer, manuscript consultant, and editor living in Germantown, Tenn. As a published author, my works include Write Away: Writing Guides from an Author and Teacher (2020), Finding Me (2020), Looking, Seeing (2018), Without a Voice (2017), Two Frontiers (2016), Writing Your Faith Journey (2016), Look to See Me: A Collection of Reflections (2006) and Reflections on Suffering: Defining Our Crosses and Letting Go of Pain (2012). My first novel, Two Frontiers, was a 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.


I was a long-time writer-at-large for Southern Writers Magazine, interviewing national authors for each issueMy articles have appeared in many other local and national publications, including Delta Magazine.


I speak to writing groups on topics such as self-publishing, how to find your own creative voice and how to break writer's block. Along with speaking to writing groups, I also speak nationally to churches and nonprofit organizations on a variety of motivational and spiritual topics.

Current speaking topics:


  • Poetry Readings: Behind the Words

  • Taking the Fear Out of Deconstructing Our Beliefs

  • Writing a New Ending: How to Start Over When Life Hurts

  • Writing Your Faith Journey

  • How to Move Past Writer’s Block

  • How to Successfully Launch a Book

  • Moving Out of Comfortable and Into Community

  • Being an Advocate and Ally for Your Teen 

  • Ending Domestic Violence: It Can Happen

  • Domestic Violence: Understanding Why Leaving is Hard

  • Finding Out What You Really Believe


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