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I've lived in West Texas all of my life, with a brief stint in the Hill Country in the early 1970s. I love the mesas, the long, orange sunsets, and the friendly, slow-talking people with their culture of independence and reliance on God.

I taught English for nineteen years at all levels, including college. I also worked as both an elementary and high school guidance counselor.

My husband, Jim, and I have four children, four adorable grandsons, and two brand new twin granddaughters. All are scattered around the country. Jim is a photographer, and many of the pictures in Women Behind Stained Glass are his work, as well as many of the pictures used on this site and social media.

Since retiring, I've written short stories, pieces for the local newspaper, and one non-fiction book. I enjoy reading my stories aloud to audiences and presenting on various aspects of writing. Short work appears in the online Journal of Texas Women Writers and the anthology, Necessity Is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails.

My first novel, The Lark, is was released July 1, 2016. I'm working on the spin-off, editing soon to be completed. Also, working on more local research..