I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of seven children in a family with artistic leanings. Growing up in post-depression days, money for toys to fulfill childhood fantasy was rare; so much was left to one’s own imagination. The library was a great source of entertainment for me and my siblings. I remember my mother saying “If any of the neighbors wanted books from the library, they would have to come to our house to get them.”
After high school I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia for one year before I married the father of our three children. A few years later, as a single parent, I worked in offices and sold real estate. I did make time to attend classes at the St. Louis Community College at Meramec, where I received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued on with college and eventually earned a Bachelor Degree from Webster University. The core of my education at Webster was centered on Literature in Popular Culture and its Political Implications, which included science fiction.
My children are grown and have families of their own. I have been remarried for several years and live with my husband in Chesterfield, Missouri. My writing had been put on hold during years of working and raising children. Recently, as I was going through excess papers, I came across some of the stories and poems that I had written. My interest in writing was revived and I decided to finish this science fiction piece titled HOOTS.
Besides writing I enjoy painting, decorating, travel, gardening, television movies and programs that include history or science. I endeavor to create interesting works that hold a reader’s attention from beginning to end. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading this science fiction adventure.