I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but spent most of my childhood and teenage years living in small towns in Upstate New York.
The opportunity to attend college was out of my price range and I spent ten months in business school before heading straight into the work force. Learning about life through experience and hard work became the necessary path.
I’ve had a wide variety of jobs. Each gave me new understanding of myself and knowledge that could be tucked away for future use. I was ten years old when I had my first job…picking potatoes for ten cent a bushel. Yes – that is scary, but I was ecstatic when I went home with close to two dollars after working for three days. It was extremely hard work which I was glad to leave it behind and move on to babysitting. As years went by, I had a variety of jobs. I had my own paper route, worked in insurance for an agency and for a hospital. I worked at a retail nursery and discovered I loved it. Gardening became a wonderful and fulfilling hobby. I’ve been a waitress and a hostess. I sold real estate, display advertising for a newspaper and advertising specialties in a specific sales territory. I worked in the corrugated industry as a box designer and in customer service. I had my own outdoor structure company where I designed and sold screen porches, decks and arbors. I sold jewelry for over ten years and have spent the last sixteen years working for a property management company. I fall into the category of a jack of all trades and probably the master of none! But I’ve had fun!
It’s been an interesting road and due to the variety of jobs, I have learned many different skills and attained a wide range of knowledge.
North Carolina has been my home for nearly thirty years. I have a wonderful husband and we raised two remarkable boys into dynamic young men. That was the most challenging of all my jobs. As many a parent will agree, raising a child and having them transition successfully to adulthood, is a major accomplishment. Both our boys made it and became very impressive adults. We have two lovely daughters-in-law and four beautiful grandchildren.
Though at times the writing process has been pushed to the background in favor of more pressing family needs, I’ve never lost my love for storytelling.
During the last ten years, while being active in Heart of Carolina Romance Writers organization. This has afforded me the exposure to other writers and workshops on a variety of subjects unique to authors. I have found my own writing has been greatly improved with the help of this organization. The story teller became a full-fledged writer.
This is my time to write.