Hi! I’m glad you’ve found your way to this site, where I’m sharing mostly writing, with a bit of art and music.
If someone asks when I became serious about writing, I tell them fourth grade, when I was first a poet. I moved on to “novels,” getting my first rejection letter when I was twelve. I was gutsy enough to send a manuscript, Mystery at Lazy C Ranch, to Abelard-Schuman in New York. A lovely woman, Frances Schwartz, their children’s book editor, sent a very kind rejection letter. I stopped sending things out, but kept writing, 41 “novels,” all of them derivative, most with some light romance, a bit of mystery, and horses.
At eighteen, I added a rejection letter for a poem. I stopped sending things out, stopped sharing. In my early forties, I joined a writing group, full of people who loved words and being together. It changed my life.
Now I’m ready to share publicly some of the work I’ve been doing for years. The blogs are in three areas: information about saints of the Episcopal Church, some with video of Noonday Prayer; What I’m Reading; and Baptist Girl, my homage to the people, place, and time that formed me.
I hope you enjoy reading, seeing, and listening. Come back often!