Since my author bio has always been very short, I thought I’d add a few more details. These could go on the Author page, of course, but I dislike long biographies. So I’ll do a post and stick to some very basic background information.
I was born in Texas and grew up in a small, dusty farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t see a lot of people or have a lot of access to things, as funds and distance were limitations, and one of my earliest memories is standing in an old farmhouse doorway and seeing a golden light of blazing hot sun outside over short grass. In short, if you have any mental image in your head of Luke Skywalker on a moisture farm in a desert planet, with almost no one in sight, you’re heading in the right direction to visualizing my life. Especially in August.
I was educated at home and in college took a distance degree that was also learning at home, just at a higher level. This was very important to my mother and my father went along although he never understood quite that I would be doing school during these hours and often interrupted us with noise about his work, etc. Lol. I was always curious and did a lot of science, trigonometry, advanced English, term and research papers (my college one was on the art of the Byzantines.) And I studied literature constantly as my aim was to be a writer one day.
Over many years I’ve run into countless people—relatives; so-called friends; guys hitting on me--who acted as if I wasn’t up to par. What I had didn’t sound like real education, after all—just reading at home and then taking some tests instead of going to a real college? Not much. This led to winceworthy situations—at least, I was wincing for them—in which they tried to adopt a tone with me when I had quite as much education as they did and sometimes more. And many who behaved this way had been educated at home themselves. I was often also lectured on a need for cultural diversity in my life, which I thought very funny since I represented cultural diversity to these exact people and they weren’t responding very well. Don’t assume you have more information than I do just because there’s a lot of dust around my home.
I started out self-publishing (more on reasons for that in another post) and learned every step myself until I’ve reached this point. I’ll detail publishing-specific history of me later on. This one is just an overview of my background.
And there will be more updates.
Singing, dreaming, telling stories . . . I live surrounded by cultivated fields that rapidly give way to wild flowers, wild plants, and wild life. I love to write more than I love to read, but nothing equals a book that draws me in to find its story. Most recently publication: A Year with the Harrisons, a contemporary coming of age about three sisters, country life, and music. Next year's publication: Temmark Osteraith, a futuristic fairy-tale adventure.