FullSizeRender-6Thank you for visiting my website! You might say I’m living my dream of reaching the world with my passion for writing. I began my 24-year journalism career interviewing people around the globe and writing true life stories for several worldwide magazines. To date I have hundreds of features in print and am currently a regular contributing writer for Bauer Publishing’s First for Women and Simple Grace magazines. I have also been a newspaper reporter both in Central Florida and in Ohio. I specialized in community profiles, government, and cops & courts, winning recognition for my features two years in a row from the Florida Press Association. Along with these accomplishments, I am proud to be a published author. My memoir Prison of My Own…A True Story of Redemption & Forgiveness (Cook Communications Ministries – 2005) was featured on The Montel Williams Show, The Harvest Show, The Dr. Browne Show, and ABC’s 20/20. It also gained a distinguished review in the Christian Marketplace Magazine.

I am so excited about God Gave Me You and enjoyed every minute of working on it with my dear friend, Tricia Seaman. Writing this book alongside her has taught me so much as we had endless interviews, laughed, cried, stayed up until all hours tweaking and editing. I walked away from this project a changed person because of her powerful story. I no longer sweat the small stuff. I take time with my family savoring every moment and let chores, deadlines and paying bills take a backseat. I smile when I watch TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress (You’ll understand once you read the book!) and I no longer see the plans I have for myself as carved in stone. Because of Tricia and the remarkable friendship God placed in her path, I’ve come to realize I can worry, dissect, think I know where I’m going next, but in reality all it takes is one destined moment and all of that is erased like a message in the sand. In its place will be a far better plan leading to destinations I could never have dreamed of. Because of God Gave Me You I learned to let go and let God…..then be amazed by His timing and His miracles!

Don't miss the January issue of SIMPLE GRACE in stores now with my cover feature story about an inspiring woman named Paula Friedrichsen. Her amazing journey of breaking free from opioid addiction will make anyone believe in miracles. Just when all seemed lost, God had another plan. Happy holidays & may your New Year be filled with health, hope and love! Simple Grace ... See MoreSee Less

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Life has taught me a lot of things, including there is nothing greater than a mother's love for her baby. My baby, Vanessa, turned 32 today and as I watched with pride as she opened her presents and blew out her candles, I praised God for such a wondrous gift....He chose me to be her mom!!! I love you, Vanessa, with all of my being. May your birthday wishes and ALL your heart's dreams come true! XXX OOO ... See MoreSee Less

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Just because my daughter Mariah is 25, it doesn't mean she's too old to have her grandpa read her a storybook. She found this adorable book in Target called "Pig the Pug" that was so funny and entertaining that she bought it and saved it so her grandpa could read it out loud. I sat and watched feeling like a gift was unfolding in front of me. God gives us these moments to forever etch in our hearts. I get misty eyed just thinking about it! ... See MoreSee Less

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