Thank you, Susan Van Kirk, for interviewing me for First Draft, the newsletter that goes to the Sisters in Crime Guppies. Guppies used to stand for the Great Unpublished, but many people in the group are published. Most are mystery writers.
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!