Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Journeyed from a West Texas girl to Africa, to Nurse, to Texas Game Warden, to Published Author.
I grew up with my identical twin, Linda, and three brothers in East Africa where our parents served as medical missionaries. My nursing, health education, and law enforcement careers combined for a rich twenty-year career teaching fitness and survival as a Lieutenant at the Texas Game Warden Academy. I currently pursue my mission — to unleash the champion in people — through writing, speaking, volunteer work in the Discovery Program and my connections with people that cross my path. I live near Austin, Texas, with my husband, Stanley, and Rhodesian ridgeback puppy, Buddy. My interests are travel and competitive sports. I am a gold medalist in the World Police and Fire Games in biathlon (running and pistol shooting), rowing, cross country, and cycling. Heartprints of Africa is my first book to publish, I am hard at work on the sequel Heartbeats of Africa
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Heartprints of Africa, my first book to publish, is my family's story of love, faith, adventure, and turmoil. I love to inspire others to cherish the value and power of their own story and I do this by telling mine. Stories cross cultural, age, political, religious, and language barriers. Stories are powerful!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My profession was law enforcement which required black and white factually writing. I find that I am more creative when I write at night with a nice bottle of red wine. The next morning I just have to tweek and correct all that creativity.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Catherine Palmer writes non-fiction Christian novels. I grew up with her in Africa. When I see that she has published over 55 books, I was inspired to write and publish.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the sequeal to Heartprints of Africa–Heartbeats of Africa
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of mouth works best for me. I enjoy and have found success in speaking to librarys, book clubs, and churches which in turn results in book sales.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just write…there are people that are happy to show you how as your proceed further.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just write! Don't write and edit…just write.
What are you reading now?
Simon Ships Out by Jacky Donovon.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Promoting Heartprints of Africa while writing the sequel Heartbeats of Africa
What is your favorite book of all time?