A lot of my fans ask me why I’ve switched from writing mysteries to writing (and teaching others to write) memoirs. Well, one day I was talking with my adult son. I mentioned something about a conversation with my grandmother. “Of course,” I added, “I’ve already told you about this.”
“But, Mom,” my son told me, “I don’t remember the story.”
I’ve always wanted to write good books. I’ve always wanted to give my readers something memorable to take away with them. I’ve always wanted people to be willing to re-read my books to watch the ways the stories interweave from one book to the next.
But the stories of my life are vital for my children and grandchildren and everybody else along the descendant-path to know. Your stories are equally important. A hundred years from now, someone’s going to wonder what life was truly like in the last part of the 20th century and the first part of the 21st. Your stories can give them that information. So can my stories. So I not only want to write my own stories, I want to help you write yours.
I have more than 2 dozen published books, including A Slaying Song Tonight, a stand-alone mystery; the 3-book ScotShop Mystery Series; the 11-book Biscuit McKee Mysteries. I wrapped up both of those mystery series, because I knew I’d never write another one. I also wrote a nonfiction book to help aspiring writers—From The Tip Of My Pen: a Workbook for Writers.
I, along with various rescue cats, live and write quietly among the trees beside a creek on the other side of Hog Mountain north of Atlanta. In my spare time, I love to read, sing, knit, put together jigsaw puzzles, and feed the birds. Should I ever crave the attention of canines, my Australian Shepherd grand-dog lives nearby and provides lots of doggie licks and laughter.
Always looking for inspiration, I live my life with enthusiasm, excitement, and positive expectancy.
All the best,
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