my sister, BET 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
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
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
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 poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board
member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
March 20, 2013
Hi everybody, Hope you are "weathering" whatever storms come your way.
Just a bit of news. On April 10th, I'll be the speaker at a tea at my alma mater, Cheyney University.
I'm going to combine it with a book signing. If you're in the area, try to come.
Also, on April 7th, I'll be one of many poets reading for 3 minutes at the Moonstone Art Center in Phila.
Maybe I'll see some of you there.
Keep on reading & I'll keep on writing.
How to contact me
I can be reached by email at: email@example.com
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Love Will Make it Better - Chapter One
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