I was born in a small town in Tennessee on December 5, 1962. The middle child in a family with five kids, I was a bit of a free thinker but at the same time, as normal as most children. My parent raised us very well and gave us the love and discipline that we needed to become strong, family-oriented adults.
As a young girl, I found writing to be an outlet for me. Being a middle child is not that easy, I wasn''t much for crying on anyone''s shoulder and I was always a bit of a loner; therefore, I wrote my feelings much better than expressing them vocally. If my memory serves me correctly, I think I started writing poems around age 14. My favorite poet at that time was Edgar Allen Poe, only because his work was the first poetry that I actually felt. You could see and feel his pain in his words and to me the writer as well as the reader should feel poetry.
Now at the age of forty two, with a teenage daughter who happens to be the love of my life, I write most of the time for my own pleasure and relaxation. The content has changed in many ways from when I was a child, but the basis of my work remains the same. I write what I live, feel, and see.