I am the daughter of two educators who achieved accolades and awards for teaching and writing. I followed in their footsteps and am proud to say, their legacy continues in my work.
My teaching expertise comes from several decades of teaching, supported by a doctorate in adult education. I create the space for adults to explore their memories so they can recapture their stories and reflect on the meaning of their lives. I guide them from ideas to publication. Whether they prefer private printings for their families, or a wider distribution for the general public is left to their discretion.
After building a career as a college professor and freelance writer, I turned to writing memoir. My book, Telling Your Story: A Basic Guide to Memoir Writing, was published in 2006. Short memoir pieces regularly appear in literary journals and anthologies; the most recent, “Masquerading in a Pandemic,” is published in Real Women Write: Living on COVID Time (2020). My work-in-progress (WIP) is titled Growing Up in Small Town, Texas: A Memoir.
Today, I am dedicated to helping women give voice to their lives through their life stories. I stay active in organizations that keep me up to date, including the National Association of Memoir Writers, Story Circle Network, Writers League of Texas, and Writespace Houston.
From the beginning to where we are now.
Something wonderful happens all the time.