About Me!

My heart overflows with thankfulness for God’s unfailing love, tangible presence, and tender mercies. That He would see fit to will and work in me for His good pleasure is surely a matter of grace…amazing grace.

It is my prayer to honor Him in all I do and be a bearer of His great Name wherever I go.

I am married to the most darlin’ man in the world! He loves Jesus and his family. He is a dear sweet husband, loving, supporting, guiding, and encouraging me to be all that I am called to be in Christ…even if that call involves being subject to crazy groundhog adventures!

We are proud parents to four beautiful daughters that bring us great joy and delight! Three have “built their own burrows” (Sorry I can’t help myself!)…marrying outstanding young men and giving us the thrill of becoming grandparents to the cutest, smartest, groundhog lovin’ grandbabies you’ve ever seen! Our youngest daughter anticipates great adventure come Fall as she embarks on her college journey and turns us into empty-nesters! We're excited to see God's plans for her life unfold!

Teaching is at the essence of my being. With over 20 years in the classroom, I still love being surrounded by students eager to learn! Now that I am “retired” as a teacher and promoted to full time Grandmommy, the privilege of author visits with my Amazing Grace Acres series of books provides the opportunity to get back into the schoolhouse!

Years ago, the Lord birthed in my heart a desire to write. In the early days, I thought God’s plan for me was to write inspirational books for women…but then two little groundhogs crossed my path while in the NC Mountains, unearthing this fun-filled groundhoggy journey! I never dreamed I’d come face to face with Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob or cheek to cheek with Sir Walter Wally at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, yet that happened! As groundhogs continue to play hide and seek in my brain, I can’t wait to see what else God has in store!

I am honored to partner with Guardian Angel Publishing and Samantha Bell, illustrator, to produce the Amazing Grace Acres series of books for children. The first two books can be bought at Groundhog Day in Amazing Grace Acres and Christmas in Amazing Grace Acres, as well as through Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com. God willing, Gracie and Grover Go to the Beach and G is for Groundhog will be published in 2018! Print and ebooks are available for purchase.