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The Winning Book Launch

Last year, I recently invited to a book launch in Nashville, Tenn. I was excited to go because I know people who work at the nonprofit...

Your Little Hands

It broke my heart to see the pictures of young children crying at our nation's border--children taken from their parents at such a young...

Standing with the Students

Standing with the students today: You are There I couldn't help myself- I washed your t-shirts again today hoping that maybe your blue...

Looking, Seeing

Finally, I am publishing as a poet. My book, Looking, Seeing, was released this week. The first time I discovered my passion for writing,...

The Waiting

The Waiting I don’t remember what I was waiting for— maybe I was waiting for hearts to open, eyes to see, ears to hear … maybe hope to...

Suite T

I was honored to be a guest blogger on Suite T, the blog for Southern Writers Magazine. You can read my Suite T blog post here: Letting...

Redefining Family

The word “family” can stir up wonderful memories for many people. Thoughts of holidays with loved ones, family photos to celebrate one...

Understanding Domestic Violence

Without a Voice, a novel set in the 1840s, tells the story of Sarah, a young wife leaving domestic violence. She travels across three...

Coming soon: Without a Voice

I’m excited to be releasing my next novel in April 2017. WITHOUT A VOICE takes you on a journey across three states in the 1840s,...

Together...Not Against

I have enjoyed getting feedback from around the country on my latest poem. It was an honor to know how many people read this and were...

For Hope

I walked through a very hard place in life this week. It was challenging. I turned to my poetry writing (not my normal writing style) as...