I was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. My dad was in the army so for the first ten years of my life so we traveled a lot. We spent six years overseas, first in Japan then three years in Iran. The experience living in Iran had its positives and negatives. In a country where everyone has dark skin, hair, and eyes, our family (3 blondes and a red-head) stuck out like sore thumbs. Though we may not have fit in, we learned a lot about the culture.
I was starting the fifth grade when we moved to Pennsylvania for good. I went to High School in Mercersburg, PA and graduated from a vocational school in Chambersburg, PA where I studied cosmetology. After graduating, I started working in a hair salon. I now have been a hairstylist for thirty-five years. I maintain a job working in a hair salon while also providing my services in a retirement home twice per week.
I am fifty three, a single mom, with two daughters. Both of my daughters are married. My oldest is twenty-six and lives in the same town that I do. My youngest daughter lives in Alaska with her husband, a US Army soldier, and my four year old granddaughter. They expected to move in May but don't know where yet. I have visited them in Alaska three times; it is beautiful.
I have been writing for twenty years. I began writing mostly short stories. About four years ago, I took a creative writing course which inspired me to turn my short stories into novel. I want to focus on my writing now that my children are grown. I have published one of my stories entitled “A Woman’s Dream.” I hope to publish more books with your help.