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Let’s Get Acquainted

I’m an author, a speaker, and an eternal optimist. The author part of me writes novels, short stories, newspaper columns, devotions, articles, blog posts, greeting cards, and letters to our grandchildren. You can find my books on this site, on, or by stopping me at the grocery store. I usually have a box of books in the car.

A Microphone is My Favorite Accessory

As a speaker, I’m on Facebook these days with weekly words of encouragement about making it through life. I’ve also spoken to audiences as varied as church ladies, nursing school graduates, medical students, the Rotary Club, and elementary students. You can contact me about speaking at your group or event by emailing

Eternal Optimism is My Goal

Eternal optimism doesn’t mean I’m happy all the time. I fight a tendency toward depression most days. But I do believe the words in the Bible that promise all things will work together for good (eventually) to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Whether I’m writing an article for a national magazine, a column for the county paper, or a novel about the Glory Circle Sisters I have the same goal: to tell simple stories about real life, because we are all trying to figure it out.I love finding the silver linings in our cloudy world. And, I am eager to help people find their place in the Greatest Story Ever Told. If you want to learn more, just ask questions on my blog, shoot me an email at, or chat with me on Facebook.