At our weekly meeting we had several reasons to celebrate! Mary has submitted the final manuscript to her publisher. Phyllis has good news about her mystery; it has been recommended for publication (not a book deal but close). Rita won first place in the Knoxville Writers Guild’s fiction contest. Phyllis won second in fiction and third in creative non-fiction. It was an exciting night!
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!