Bio: I read this sentence in a book written by Lynn Andrews and took it into my heart. Many stories visit me. This is because I am a grandmother, a mother, a wife, a sister, a friend, a storyteller, a teacher, and an Elder in my community. One of my greatest passions and joys is to pass these stories on in whatever shape they, or I, happen to take.
Some of these visitors in my life come from my ancestors and the genealogical research I do. It takes a lot of shovelling to pick those gems out and paste them on a chart, but the faces of my future make the effort worthwhile. Some of my guests refuse to stay put, and fly out at every opportunity to entertain, amuse, and teach the world of people around me.
Some of the callers simply sit with my spirit for awhile and let me dream with them until I am refreshed.
Stories are my life. The most intimate of them come from my heart and the imagination it fuels. These chatter in many different tongues: action, adventure, comedy, erotica, fantasy, historical, horror, poetry, and some friends who bring less fluent communication. The art of writing and drawing both wanted a chance at telling these stories. At ten years old, writing won. ?Song of Flame? is one of dozens of books I have written down. It is one of three that has been published. I live in a small town---a very small town. This is why I choose to use a pen name: women with my social responsibilities do not write books like ?Song of Flame?. Or read them. Or, at least, they do not admit they do.
?The impertinent lady, therefore, is not at all what you would expect her to be. Perhaps it is enough to say she has been writing for many years in many genres and with much enjoyment in doing so. Her life, like so many others, is touched by spates of sorrow but filled with love, laughter, and more than a few lively nights.?
?Song of Flame? is my third book?a `sudden discovery? after many, many years of looking for an editor who could recognize the gem among the gummy bears.