My previously published works have appeared in Ruminate Magazine, Pockets Magazine, The Secret Place, and Upper Room. My short stories on family life have been published in multiple book anthologies -- the most notable being Chicken Soup for the Soul - Miracles Happen, Heaven Touching Earth, and 21 Days of Love. I am also slated to be one of the authors included in Gifts from Heaven, compiled by James Stuart Bell.
I am a member of CWG-San Antonio, a local Christian Writer’s group, RWA, SARA (a local RWA chapter) and Children's Writers Workshop.
One of my favorite pastimes is traveling, which gives me great ideas for new plots and settings. I've visited 25 nations outside of the United States. One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain is the following... “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Music is a big part of my life with a husband who is a drummer. We’re big jazz fans and have attended jazz fests in numerous cities such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, San Antonio and Cork, Ireland. Since we live in Texas we also love country music and look forward to the rodeo every year to see the best of rodeo stars and the up and coming country musicians.
I've been participating in this writing challenge since 2011. The thirty day deadline to write 50,000 words is a great motivator. If November doesn't work for you, there is Camp NaNo in the summer.