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My first best friend in life was my sister. And all my other friends were books, or the characters who lived inside them.
My favorite book as a child was Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers because she was the epitome of magical adventures. And I loved adventures, like riding my bike to the pretend grocery store and swinging so high that I could almost touch my toe on a bowing tree branch, though my fear of heights always squashed that reality.
While my adventures were lacking the extraordinary magic of Mary Poppins, I carried that book with me everywhere I went, hoping "to pull all manner of wonders" out of my empty purse each time I revealed the cover to the light of day. Then, up, up, and away would go my imagination at the crackling sound of the opened cover and the smell of the much-loved ink-soaked pages.
My friendship with books led me to their first best friends, Pencil and Paper. And I've been hanging out with those
two since my teenage years when I developed a love for writing poetry, and later, children's stories.
With a degree in Education and a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature in Writing for Children and Teenagers, my best stories happened in my reading classroom where the curious minds of my students became lively characters on the tip of Pencil and the blank canvas of Paper.
Detoured is my first book for adults and retraces my breast cancer journey with a mixture of humor, mystery, drama and suspense.
Since the launch of my book, God has been calling me to assignments related to Detoured, and I am following His call on every new path He leads me. I continue to proudly serve on a Women's Committee with a local community hospital. And now retired from the educational arena, the hands of my time are directed by God's hands.
When I'm not at my writing desk, I'm out creating more memorable stories with my husband and our golden retriever.
News & Events
As the Coronavirus continues to make its way down our streets, coasting through our communities, and detouring our paths, God remains behind the wheel and a clearing lies ahead. How do I know that? Check out the light at the end of this road!
Stay safe and well, dear readers.
DETOURED Paperback Version Released October 22, 2020!!!
Buy Your Copy Now at Amazon, Books-A-Million (BAM), Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, and other book retailers!! Enjoy, dear readers!
If you're a fan of Regina Brett's, God Never Blinks, you'll love this inspirational, dramatic, and unforgettable memoir through unimaginable turns with God at the wheel.
Announcing a new Book Club Support Group for Cancer Patients and Survivors coming in April 2021 through Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. DETOURED--My Ride Through Cancer with God as Chauffeur will be the featured title for this club/group. We will be gathering via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1-3pm beginning on April 6, 2021- May 11, 2021. For more information, please contact Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital at 434-654-8390. We would love to have you, or someone you know, join us on your/their journey.