Growing up in a small Tennessee town, where everyone knew everyone and most people could claim some kinship if you went back far enough, I developed a strong connection to place and to those who came before me. My mother told us family stories and local tales she had heard over the years. A simple Sunday drive became a running dialog with a story for every point along the way. This oral history combined with a small-town, Southern upbringing molded my sense of history and fed my imagination.
Reading novels and watching old movies provided an escape from my busy life. After compiling the genealogical information gathered by my mother and writing down many of those family stories to share with the next generation, I decided to try putting the stories in my head down on paper. My own fictional stories and characters emerged. And, although I love all historical time periods, the Second World War held my attention longer than any other and connected me to my family’s stories and my small hometown’s stories.
My historical fiction novels focus on love stories in the World War II era. I belong to the following organizations: Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers and First Coast Romance Writers.
My husband and I live in North Florida and enjoy traveling to historical sites.