I grew up in Athens, Georgia, best known as the home of the University of Georgia. Athens was a wonderful place to grow up—small, safe, and beautiful. Today, when I attend my high school reunions, I see many friends who were with me even in kindergarten.

I am a journalist whose work over the last 40 years has appeared in national magazines, international trade publications, and academic medical journals. My works of fiction have won awards from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Academy of Authors. I am the proud mother of two daughters and a son. South Carolina’s lovely Lowcountry is now my permanent home.