As a Christian author, I enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction. For more information, check under Bible StudiesIsland Legacy Novels, or Southern Heritage Novels, depending on your personal preferences.

If you are a writer, or hope to be someday, you might want to check out the Q & A page, especially if you are looking for information on self-publishing or becoming an independently published author.

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I began writing in my early teens. I suppose you might say my first book was a romance. It was a mixture of truth and fiction based on the courtship of a young couple in our church. For a short time in college, I wrote Bible studies for use with a group of friends I was meeting with in my dorm. After I got married, I toyed with the idea of writing a Christian fiction novel about a young woman serving as a missionary in Jamaica, but my writing aspirations were put on hold after the birth of our first child in 1978.

During the late 1980s I wrote a series of basic Bible studies to use with a class of Vietnamese refugees I was teaching in our church in Kansas. During the mid-1990s, using several years worth of letters as the basis for my story, I wrote an autobiographical book about our missionary pilgrimage and a close friendship I shared with a missionary friend serving in Thailand. After moving back to the States, as a part of my own journey towards emotional and spiritual healing, God led me to write two twelve week Bible studies as curriculum for a ministry in our church called Hem Touchers. For more information, check under Bible Studies.

More recently, my husband, Joe, and I have co-authored a Bible study on discipleship: walking with Jesus – a guide to relational discipleship. For more information, check under Bible Studies.

walking with Jesus

In the fall of 2008, God brought me full circle, and I began work on my first Christian fiction novel, Caribbean Paradise – Book One in the Island Legacy Novel Series. It was published in 2010. The second book in this series, Pearl of the Caribbean, was published in 2011. The third and final book in this series, Caribbean Freedom, released in 2013. More information, including how to purchase copies, can be found under Island Legacy Novels

Island Legacy

My greatest joys in life are my relationships with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ;

with my husband of 40 years – Joe . . .


And with our three children, two children-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Oldest son, Josh, his wife, Kristee, and their three children – Halee, Gavin, & Kylee

Josh, Kristee, and family

Our middle child and second son, Jonathan.


Daughter, Sarah, her husband, Josh, and their children, Mikayla & Katelyn

Sarah, Josh & family

Family photograph — July 2014 — includes Jonathan’s girlfriend, Kay


Grandchildren — December 2014


Joe and I now share our home with our two dogs, Buddy (a basschshund – basset/dachshund mix) and Shug (a dachshund/border collie mix) in the Dry Creek Community of Simpson County in Mississippi.

Buddy and Shug

Besides writing, I enjoy Bible study, reading, and photography.

Here is a small sample of some of the photographs I have taken.



Sunrise in Dry Creek

sunrise 1

Male Bluebird

male bluebird on fence

Sunset behind our house in Dry Creek

sunset 13

Fall at D’Lo Water Park

fall D'Lo Water Park - med.

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