I was raised in the Southern Appalachia mountains, in Alexander, NC, outside of Asheville.  I've lived elsewhere:  Savannah, GA, Hilton Head, SC, Biloxi, MS; I even lived with the yankees in Atlanta, but I never made it past the Mason-Dixon. My people came to the Western North Carolina mountains from Scotland and Ireland before The Revolutionary War.

My collection of poetry, JESUS IN THE TRAILER (Main Street Rag Press) is now available. 

When I'm not writing, I prefer to be hiking. I have four children: Abbey, Elijah, Andrew, and Natalie.

My muse is the brilliant Casey Anne Clark.