I am a mother of four and a grandmother of ten. I have written five award-winning, published rhymed children’s stories, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, (which is a 2011 Reader's Choice Awards Bronze Winner, and also a 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award Winner), The Magic Word, (which has received a 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award, a Global eBook Finalist Award, as well as a 2011 Reader's Choice Awards Gold Winner and a Reader Views 2nd Place Award) and Santa's Birthday Gift (which received a 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award and is also a 2011 Reader's Choice Awards Silver Winner.) Gimme-Jimmy has received a Pinnacle Achievement Award, a Silver Readers Favorite Award and a third place Reader Views Award. Manner-Man has won a Pinnacle Achievement Award. I also have written six published rhymed musical plays for elementary school children – and I have many more to go! I love to write. My friends and family ask me if I think in rhyme and meter, and I have to admit that sometimes this is true! A former teacher, all of my books are in rhyme and all try to teach something like good manners and caring for others. I have had a varied career. I grew up in the Willard Hotel in Washington DC (my Dad was the manager) and lived in the DC area where I was a teacher and coach for ten years; and then became a professional newspaper sports photographer and columnist for several years. Later, I became a Dinner Theatre Company Stage Manager, and finally became a Business Administrator.My husband and I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary last June! We are now retired, and we travel in our RV from the east coast to the west coast each year to spend time with our children and grandchildren... sharing my books along the way!