I am definitely a Tennessee gal at heart, but the truth is I spent my childhood outside of New York City in a little Jersey shore town. I loved NJ but TN is where I was born and where I live, and it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you want to know about me, you may as well let me start at the beginning.
First, this picture is me with friend/fan Frances Shelley. This is my very first booksigning in my home town!
Now to the exciting life story:
The hospital where I was born is now an office complex. 😛
I became a Christian in 1973 following the death of my brother, who was only 17. It was a tough time, so I’m glad to have found Christ then. My faith has helped me through many hard times. If you aren’t a Christian and would like to know more about it, please contact me. I’ll be glad to discuss it with you.
I got married in 1980, and almost 10 years later, had a son. We named him Benjamin David (David after my brother). I would have had more children, but I was afraid he’d be the good one. Anyway, my husband is a great guy, some call him Saint Lynn after 35 years – 36 this coming September 6th. I thought I was the one who was the saint. Hmph! Of course my son is the best looking kid on earth. But, he’s a man now; he’ll be 27 in November. It’s sad, the way that one minute you’re warming bottles, then the first day of school, and before you know it, ordering the cap and gown, then marriage, and coming this October or November, the first grandchild, on both sides of the family. Yes…You can call me Mamaw! It all goes by so fast.
Then, I got a shot at writing by entering a contest. Erin Cartwright-Niumata, the editorial director at Avalon Books read it, liked it, and the rest is history. I now have a four book series; more forthcoming, and have won some awards.
I would love to meet you. Check out my appearances or feel free to email me, addy below.
Now go read!