Growing as a Writer…..

2018-First published book, Camp Not Allowed by publisher Doodle and Peck for 2nd and 3rd graders or reluctant readers just beginning to read chapter books. It is a light hearted summer fun read about gender equality with a Native American theme.

2013- First place winner, twice, in Midlife Collage’s short essay contest for Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow and for Controlled Chaos.

2005- Second place winner in Unpublished Children’s Fiction category of local Tulsa City County Library’s  Adult Creative Writing Contest for The Grandmother Stories.


What inspires me……



*sunsets on the water

*mist rising on the lake

*clever license plates

*kids racing to be first to checkout a popular book

*lilac bushes perfuming a summer breeze

*breast cancer survivors

*hanging out with my grandkids

*mountain top views while snow skiing

*humming birds


*children’s authors

*sound of waterfalls

*Anna Myers-children’s author extraordinaire

Well Said……

“If you’re praying for a miracle and God doesn’t give you the miracle, then you’re the miracle for someone else.” —Author unknown

“I cannot live without books.”–Thomas Jefferson

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”–Cherokee saying