Growing up in small town in rural Georgia, there was always times to use your imagination. Much of my imagery ended up in stories, poems and essays. Growing up around farmland and timber, animals and nature played such an important part in my life, especially horses and dogs. Poetry, essays and even a children’s book, writing was another manner to express the wonders of nature that surrounded me.
No matter the dreams of childhood, life does have many twists and turns, to send one down many of the life’s paths. From majoring in journalism to psychiatry and then to recreation therapy, writing and animals remained the constant. After many years in the human medical field, the horses and dogs were where I spent my weekends showing them in shows all over the southeast. The showing became judging and then writing about the experiences to help others. When the opportunity to work with horses and dogs full time came my way, so was the expansion of the opportunities to share through the written word.
Now I judge horse shows that has me travelling all over, which gives me great ideas for stories that hopefully will make their way onto the pages of children’s books and mysteries. The characters and adventures that come to mind are in the making for some great children’s books or the page turning mysteries. When not traveling to judge horse shows or to do rehabilitation therapies for horses and dogs, I am a freelance writer. Being a freelancer has given me the opportunity to write articles for magazines, web content and other media sources. These articles and contributions to books have been on many topics, not just my love of nature and animals.
Life is an adventure. It is all about breaking free of the cocoon and allowing the butterfly to spread its wings and take flight upon the wind to see where the breezes take us. I am looking forward to being the butterfly, experiencing all of life’s adventures that await for me and sharing the adventure with others through my writing.