Every year our writers group celebrates Robert Burns’ birthday in January with a night of poetry. Some of us write our own; some of us read favorite poems. Always at Doug’s house because he started the tradition, the poetry night has become one of our favorite Tuesdays of the year. Wearing plaid is mandated and there is even a kilt now and then. Where was the camera?
I write a little bit of everything - fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes even poetry. For twenty years I served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I taught composition, literature, and creative writing. I was editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra, for eight years, and it was one of the joys of my career to see student writers get their first opportunity to be published. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. My home is Nashville, close to my two daughters and their families. I like to play tennis and play the piano. Tuesday nights, I meet with a writers group that I've been in for more years than I will say!