I was born in Columbia, Tennessee, a town I return to again and again in my stories and books. Odd as it sounds, I feel connected to this place mostly through narrative now. Perhaps that’s because I moved away more than thirty years ago. Whatever the reason, longing or nostalgia, Tennessee is the setting I’m most likely to choose when writing. My current home is beautiful Maryland, and I cherish everything about this special place. With mountains and beaches and the Chesapeake Bay, what’s not to love?
My three daughters are all grown up, but I’m still raising two Havanese puppies, Birdie and Gus. In the love department, I got very, very lucky. I married a Baltimore boy named Scott, and cliché as it may sound, he’s still the love of my life!
In addition to my writing work, I teach English at an independent school.