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Writer's Digest 2023 Honorable Mention

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         Like the Giant Himalayan Lily

(Massive white-and-purple trumpet-shaped flowers appear from the 10-foot-tall plant after about seven years. When not in bloom, the lily, which grows in the Himalayas, is a mass of glossy green leaves. The parent plant dies after flowering but leaves behind several smaller bulbs.)

I identify with this late-blooming plant.

I hope you will become a member, read my blogs, and leave stories of your own and feedback on my stories. 

As I publish, I will leave links for you to read and enjoy those books and shorter works.

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Following my lifelong dream to write and publish - fiction, mostly - has been a long time coming. Not being superwoman, I kept putting off real devotion to this craft as I raised kids, worked as an addiction case manager, and helped my husband in the churches he pastored.

I now live in southeastern Kansas with my husband of 45 years and a mob of interested, furry onlookers. I recently retired from case management and am enjoying this new season to write. I published many poems as a teenager, and a short story, Raindance, appeared in Grit Magazine in 1998. I was awarded an honorable mention from the Ellsworth Area Arts Council in 2013 for a memoir piece, At The End of the Street.

My short story, The Archer's Ball, will appear online at as of 7/11/22.

Now is the time for me to write. As I offer these short stories and novels to the world - my only hope is to bring some light and entertainment to those walking down the road with me here on Planet Earth.  Hope you enjoy!

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"Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." NLT

Hebrews 11:1

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Contact Is Vital!

Please reach out with your own stories and thoughts - life is to be shared; people are for loving.

Thanks for submitting!

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