Many of my stories lived on only in my mind, but about thirteen years ago I began putting them to paper (or computer screen, as the case may be). I have one ABSOLUTELY completed, although not yet published, historical ‘fact-fiction’ novel, which I began writing with my partner Lelisia Hall. There is also another nearly completed novel (just needs more editing), as well as one mostly completed novel, and MANY, MANY other chapters, scenes, etc. These are all part of a multi-volume series called The Door into the Rose Garden, which I continue to work on, in addition to other projects, including poetry, a teen novel, a children’s book based on ‘The Stolen Child’ by William Butler Yeats, and various other projects.
I have lived all over the United States but I have now found myself back in the town where I grew up, Independence, Missouri. It’s where most of my family is, including my three amazing and beautiful daughters and my two equally amazing and beautiful granddaughters. Lee says we’re NEVER moving again (and right now I don’t want to!), but knowing my past–29 moves in 57 years!–who knows where I might end up.