Known by the father of my high school friend as “the strange girl who lives down the street” I have always been fascinated by the oddest things, many of which are now manifesting into words. An Acre of America Backyard Nature Series tells tales of unusual insects and plants, the blog talks about ghosts and mythical creatures.
I never set out to write nonfiction. I’ve got a head full of fictional stories but as the truth is often very strange, I keep going there with my words. Now that I’ve come forward as an alien abductee, or “experiencer” as they now call it, that opens a door to unknown places which I’ve written about in Alien Nightmares.
The dogs find themselves immortalized in words as well. When you have dogs, you’ll never run out of things to write about. Our dog Dakota is the gorgeous dog on the cover of Bad Dog to Best Friend, which is her story.
Words have flowed since the sixties when I was a little girl, and no matter what else I’ve done in life, the words have always been there. In the early days it was 10-page letters to friends and family turning life events into stories. Later the words became articles and stories which have appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Creative Loafing newspaper, the Atlanta Constitution Journal newspaper, Complete Woman magazine, Dance Connection magazine, Hopscotch magazine, The World of Business Kids, Purple Cow newspaper, and Fishwrap Magazine in which I wrote a monthly column. My articles have appeared on dozens of internet websites, some with a byline and others as a ghostwriter.
The best sample you can get of my writing style is to read my blog about why short, bald people will be taken up in the rapture, how laughter is a brain disease, and my own personal favorite: the photographic diary of a dot on a dog’s nose, which is a must for any true dog nerd.
Here are a few of the covers from issues I’ve been published in. I haven’t seen the word “buppies” in decades, giving you an idea of how long I’ve been writing. Folks today probably don’t even know what it means!