I am happily married for 30 years. I married a son of a minister. This has given me the opportunity to do community service. My husband and I both worked at a facility for adolescent girls. They were placed there by the state juvenile department. I taught a class there. I found these troubled girls responded to love and attention, despite their tough exteriors. I volunteered for a program which brought inner city, single parents and their children to a summer respite camp. Most of these children came from negative home situations of drugs, divorce, poverty or lack of positive influence. My husband worked on a Times Square program where he fed the homeless. He also served as a driver to a minister who was counseling girls who lived and worked on the street. I took the opportunity to go along and witness how giving someone hope is beneficial and life changing. It has been rewarding and heart breaking during each of these programs.
I found it an absolute necessity to give my family a firm Christian foundation in their child development. A life ingrained with faith, hope and love as the basic fundamentals. I believe having Jesus as one's personal savior is crucial. I have four adult children. One graduated from a prominent University. Two are now in college. I have four grandchildren and 2 of them live with me. I take every opportunity I find to guide them in their Christian beliefs. I hope to share stories of adventure with others, teaching the basic Christian life skills in an entertaining way through the life of my characters. I want to share the mystery of God's love. I want to empower children with the hope that I find so crucial to success.
I actually like to read my books out loud to a child. This way I get to see their reaction and excitement. I get to see what parts they enjoyed. Another great joy of mine is to see my artist finish a book cover or character art. I love seeing what I have created in my mind come to life in the book in the visual sense.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't really consider them fans of mine but fans of Petal Flower adventures. I believe her fans are extremely important because that way I know I have touched their heart.
Christian Children's Book Series. Come on an adventure with Petal and her woodland friends. Petal would love for you to meet her friend Chippy.
She gets into a bit of trouble when she spills the precious honey. She enters the Valley of the Shadow where she meets Worry tree. What advise does Worry give her? Will Petal's prayers help her now? Should Petal eat the juicy berries offered by poison Ivy?
Have you been to the Meadow? Come on an adventure with Petal and her woodland friends. Petal goes to church. This story is a special one, (spoiler alert) Petal gets saved as in born again saved. She is supposed to do a list of good deeds but has no time to do them. God does save her after her confession and plea for help. Faith and pride are additional lessons learned in this powerful story.
Have you been to the Meadow? Come on an adventure with Petal and her woodland friends. Petal disobeys her Mother and breaks the one rule she was given. When she gets caught, will she tell the truth? How can she fix it? What does God say to do about it? Join Petal as she learns all about honesty and doing the right thing.
Christian Children's Book Series. Come on an adventure with Petal and her woodland friends. Petal, competing against her friend to make the team, will they still be friends after its all over? Petal learns when everyone works together there is no limit to what they can accomplish. Petal doesn't understand why parents are grouchy sometimes. Learning life lessons intertwined with God's word.