I am southern by grace and my roots run deep in the flat lands of North Carolina where I was born and my mama’s people live. When I was ten, we moved north to the mountains of Virginia, home of my daddy’s family and where I’ve lived ever since. I came to the craft of writing in my mid-fifties and found the writing voice that is reflected in my novels. It is southern and lyrical, and always about people who are self-sufficient and hard-working with humble dreams. Welcome to my virtual front-porch, where I share information about my books, and my life as a seasoned author and speaker.

Advanced Readers Copies


Opening a box and holding a cherished copy of your own book never grows old (even though I am four years older than when my first book graced these hands). These glorious Advanced Readers Copies of #allthelittlehopes arrived in all their splendor. Thank you, Sourcebooks for your extraordinary vision. July 27th will be here before we know it! Sign up for my newsletter where I’ll reveal more and more about pre-order promos and giveaways soon to come.