Of all the things I do as a writer I hate writing my bio the most. My southern upbringing (a lady is always reticent about herself) vies with business advice (if you don't market yourself no one will) and it is usually easiest for me to leave the room while they battle it out.

I started writing seriously at the age of nine with modest to moderate success depending on the year. My goal for 2013 is to attain better than moderate success. My passion is for fiction; my nonfiction consistently sells better. For the past couple of years I've worked on my photography skills to make my work more attractive to publishers.

I look forward to getting to know the members of Water Cooler.