Mom, wife, Texan by transplant, and writer, I’ve been a published author since I was a kid, from a poem in a national United Methodist “Sunday School magazine” to freelance writing for The Dallas Morning News for more than 20 years to my current work in municipal communications. I’ve also written for many local magazines in the Dallas, TX area as well as some in Austin and Houston, written for a global luxury travel consortium and worked in advertising, public relations and special events. I enjoy what I do and love being able to (hopefully) enrich others’ lives through my words, whether it’s helping them find a great destination to explore or helping them get through the roller coaster known as parenting. Because, ultimately, I’m a reader who has benefited so much by so many writers, and I’m just paying it forward.