I believe in the God of the Bible and that Jesus is His Son who died on the cross at Calvary for the sins of the world. This gift is for you and me if we accept that fact by faith and strive daily to follow His Living Word that is the same today, yesterday, and forever.
I love my boyfriend, whom I have been married to for going on 20 years. At the time of this first publishing, we have two boys that are both in high school, which is taught at home by yours truly. Cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, goats, horses, turkeys, quails, squirrels, chipmunks, peacocks, songbirds, coyotes, raccoons, opossums all have called our yard home, and I have a story about each of them.
I am originally from Kentucky, with deep roots in Eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains. I grew up in a working-class suburb of Lexington, Kentucky. I am married to a quiet feller from Birmingham, Alabama. We met in Tampa, FL, married, had two kids, and moved to California. From there, we landed in Alabama for a few years, and then by the providence of God, we moved to our little piece of heaven on Earth here in Georgia where we live in a white house, on a little hill, in the rocky foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Chris and I have been married for 20 years. We enjoy working side by side on our farm and he tolerates all my farm animals with such patience. He is also the one who is the first to proof anything I write. I.Love.Him!
I am proficient in chickens, goats, ducks, turkey, quail, and a little bit of horse. I love gardening but mainly the design in the beginning and photography of the end product. I am excellent in keeping Chris company for the middle parts, but he is the one who actually plants and weeds for the most part. We have five acres on a hill, so we have plateaued off, much like the Incas.
I have homeschooled our two boys since 2011. Our oldest son is about to join the military. Our youngest son has his eye on an aviation career and currently holds his student pilot’s license. It has been a great joy and privilege to be both their mother and teacher.
I put this last, writer, although it is my passion, this is my first published book. It was important for me to address grief for kids, pets, or people, as I have watched many kids, my own included, try to make sense of loss. It is hard as an adult, so it is often difficult to articulate to a child what it means and how to move forward. Although everyone who knows me would probably say I am a joyful person, I have learned to live closely with grief. Most of the things I have written are more light-hearted and even comical, but I had to get this off my heart before I could even look at publishing any of my other works.