Working with words has been a major part of D. K. Graham’s career as she worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and as a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review.
She holds a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where she learned copywriting for successful advertising.
She was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where she was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years.
During her junior high and high school years, she had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. She was senior class editor of her high school year book.
She spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where she majored in English.
She is retired from her position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada.
K is an active member of the St. Joseph Writers Guild in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren. She lives in St. Joseph, Missouri with her husband Walter and their Maine coon cat Lucy Marie. Her friends and family just call her K.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Petoskey and Grand Rapids, Michigan from birth to age 13, and Camarillo, California for 8th grade, high school and college. Small town living gave me the background for most of my stories.
When did you first start writing?
When I was in 8th grade, I wrote poetry for our school newspaper. In high school I was senior class editor of the yearbook. As a mother of a middle school student, I started writing my first work of fiction while waiting for her during her confirmation classes at church. I put that work aside until I retired in 2011, and resurrected it, edited it, and published it as an eBook. It was fairly well-received, so I continued writing. I now have 13 full-length eBooks published.
Clancy Jones is well-known to her fans through "1st Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Pen Thief", "2nd Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Toothbrush Thief", and "3rd Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Enjoying Life". This book chronicles her 4th year of life as she continues to hilariously commit her criminal acts and skids through life, oblivious of the chaos she leaves in her wake.
Clancy Jones is well-known to her fans through the books "1st Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Pen Thief", & "2nd Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Toothbrush Thief". This book chronicles her 3rd year of life as she continues to wantonly commit her criminal acts and skids through life.
Readers of all ages will enjoy this photographic romp through Clancy's 3rd ye
Clancy Jones is well-known to her fans through the book "1st Year in the Life of Clancy Jones - Pen Thief". The 2nd book in the series chronicles her 2nd year of life as she branches out her criminal acts to include stealing toothbrushes, among many other antics. Readers of all ages will enjoy this photographic romp through her 2nd year of life.
Pamela Gray is a young widow facing an unknown future. Some people want to take her life. Her own family is against her. She has no idea why. Her rock is her cousin Steve, & even he isn't who she thought he was. She feels as if she's always been in a foggy cloud. Eventually she finds hope for her future & an unexpected ally as she climbs out of the fog and heads for the top of elusive Cloud Three.
This delightful true story for all ages tells in photos the 1st year of life for Clancy Jones, a deaf kitten who was born to a feral cat and abandoned in the backyard of 2 very special people who dearly love cats. She was lucky because her adopted parents found her out in the rain where she was stuck under a drain pipe and they adopted her & her sister Tinkerbelle shortly after their birth.
Katie Clark's parents were murdered, and the story follows her as she discovers that people are not always who they seem to be. She has a hard time being an encouragement to students in her role of school counselor as she deals with the betrayal of people whom she trusted in her past and acceptance of the person who will become her future. The ending shows her forgiving her parents' murderer.
When Marnella Paxton finally got the courage to leave her verbally abusive husband, she knew she needed to go somewhere to find out who she really was.
As she headed away from her long-time home in Kansas City, she called her sister to let her know she planned to go to Westford, Michigan to uncover their family roots. Neither woman had a clue as to how their lives were about to change forever.
Many young adults in high school and college are confused and even a bit frightened about what the future holds for them. They want to get a job, buy a car, get married, become a parent, buy a home, and adopt a pet. They enter into the adult world with a lot of fears. This book is a blueprint giving guidance in how to obtain something they are serious about but have no idea how to get.