Being born and raised in Lakeland, FL, as the third of four girls, I quickly learned the art of communication. As an elementary school student, my talents began to show as I boldly wrote about my family, in particular my younger sister. In “Me Too”, the first short story completed, I was able to captivate the reader with humor and descriptive language.
It was my interest in both how the mind works and connection to people, that lead me to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL, where I studied psychology. While in college, work was something that was both enjoyable and necessary. The retail world provided much experience, some entertainment, and certainly fodder for my writing.
With my B.S. earned, and my interest piqued, I began working professionally in the world of higher education, where I furthered her appreciation, respect and perspective on the benefits of assisting others on achieving their goals and dreams.
Still, I consistently pursued my first love of writing. “Reorganized Priorities”, a short story about a young woman’s challenges and connections to her father, was published in Black Pearls Magazine in 2010.
In late 2012, I left Florida for Atlanta, Georgia to pursuit my writing, and to publish my first novel, A Life Less Interrupted.