Like my deceased sister, author Marilyn Tyner, I was born in Rankin, PA, a small town
outside of Pittsburgh.
I came to the Philadelphia area to attend Cheyney University. After I graduated, I
began teaching, first in Chester, PA and then in Philadelphia.
I have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I read a variety of genres,
but most of what I read is romance. (I like happy endings).
I began writing poetry when I was in grade school and I still do. In fact, an
agent told me that my work was too poetic to sell commercially. (Two days later
I received a call from Karen Thomas at Arabesque asking if my manuscript was
still available because she liked it).
The manuscript was SNOWBOUND WITH LOVE, and when I hear from readers,
they tell me how much they like the fact that it was so poetic.
I didn't do much writing while our children were young, but I did write an
occasional short story. After they were grown and computers became readily
available, I began writing in earnest. Now, I can't stop; I have all of these
people in my head poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now I write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board
member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.