I'm a published author and poet. I write for devotional magazines and for the Christian market. My poetry has won many state and national awards and has been published in magazines.
My influence was my mother. She taught me to read at the age of 4 years. I read everything I could get my hands on - fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, biography, romance, mystery... and the list goes on.
I still read as if there were no tomorrow. The more I read, the more new stories float to the top of my brain. I'm in the process of completing my first book and look forward to working on the ideas laying around in folders on my desk.