I have been writing poetry since I was six years old. Through the years I have had much poetry accepted in small press and have been the winner and runner-up in State and University competitions. I aspire for more poetry publication, and to have a novel published. .
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the American Midwest (Nebraska), awed by nature, and, as a result, unpretentious. My work includes the colors and flavors of basic and sometimes complicated issues found in a simple life.
When did you first start writing?
I fell in love with words at an early age, about six.
Primarily a chapbook for women, SISTERS OF A WILD BOUQUET is segmented free verse designed to substitute for a solitary walk when a walk can not be taken. It seeks to stimulate sense of humor, bring peace, and refresh the realization that mankind is one with nature.
Set in the 1950s and 1960s, Cocklebur Chronicles is free verse poetry focusing on the growth and gradual maturing of a young girl growing up in the American Midwest. It deals with humorous and serious issues, some common, some unique.