I was born in Kinston, North Carolina, in 1961. Yes, that was fifty-five years ago. Hahaha! I am the oldest of eight children—two boys and six girls. Four of us were adopted, and four were birth children, but you can’t tell which are which. My mother encouraged me to write from elementary school (DOD/military schools) through the last days of her life. I love to write stories about almost anything. I am a fiction writer, but I am hoping to publish an autobiography in four to five years. I have five grown children ranging from thirty years old to thirty-six years old. I am the happy grandmother of ten grandchildren. They range from toddler to fourth grade.