She considers herself both an artist, and writer, equally.
You can find her creating acrylic canvas paintings, sewing art quilts and pillows, and designing crazy beaded jewelry.
She has written for online magazines and guest posted on blogs. During that time, she owned and operated her own blog for about ten years.
An eBook author, she currently has published two. They are available on Amazon Kindle and on Smashwords.
The first book is titled "Less Stuff, More Life: Minimizing your way to a more enjoyable life." It chronicles her foray into minimalism, with plenty of tips and tricks she has picked up along the way.
The second book is titled "Be Natural, Be Cheap, But Always Be Fly." This guide is organized into two parts. One section describes looking good using all (or mostly) natural methods; the next is all about the budget.
Her third book is currently in progress. Title and subject forthcoming.
In the meantime, she enjoys the small town life in Georgia, with family, and her trusted canine sidekick.
What are you working on next?
The next book I plan to publish is a collection of short stories. It's loosely based on random people I have met, and lessons learned. An idea starts from a conversation, and a story just grows from that.
At one time they were on a blog (no longer active), and other peoples sites (now defunct), but always on my computer as well. Because I never knew what to do with them, I kept copies as I experimented with other ways to have my voice heard.
Just recently, I found them as I was cleaning out my computer files. And had a revelation: my close friends and family always liked my writing style. Sometiimes better than my art. So why not share the stores with the world, and see what comes of it?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I remember making it into a book, and even illustrating the whole thing. It had something to do with my two sisters, though. As a kid, I could sit all day and make up little stories. Too bad I threw them away as a teen, it would be fun to be inspired by them now.
These are simple little hints, tips and tricks that have helped me through the years. Found on the internet, in magazines, through friends, strangers, and just trial and error, and some I just made up, they have served me well. I have been fortunate enough to use them to my advantage.