I have been writing for decades. It began with scribbling little stories in lined, black and white composition notebooks at a very early age. As technology progressed, I advanced to manual typewriters, electric typewriter (after I learned how to turn the blasted thing on because the switch was below the keyboard!) and, finally, computer. I published a weekly neighborhood newsletter in my childhood (sometimes the few copies were handwritten) and I worked on my high school newspaper and yearbook staffs. I adored college English courses. Eventually, when I went out into the real world and was paid for my "way with words," I was responsible for advertising and promotional copy for a wholesale tour operator, community theater, needlework shop, and art gallery.
But those duties did not adequately fulfill my need to write creatively so in my free time, I continued to put my heart on paper because I couldn't not write. My fiction, articles, poems and essays have appeared in numerous online websites and newsletters; print magazines (including CH2 Magazine); and Hilton Head's daily print newspaper, The Island Packet.
I am thrilled and honored that editors at Island Writers' Network have selected my work for inclusion in three of their four anthologies; the newest (Hilton Head Island: Time and Tide) was released in November, 2015.
And one of my poems was chosen for the cancer poetry project 2.
Pat Conroy wrote: "The English language is alive and well on Hilton Head Island. This book proves it."