Born and raised in Georgia, I grew up surrounded by the lilting voices of storytellers.
Back now in low country coastal climes after decades in Colorado’s high wild beauty, I savor salted ocean air, honeysuckle, cicada-symphony evenings, and skies full of herons, wood storks, and egrets.
I wander in wonder at the beach, over cobblestone streets in our historic downtown, or among lush parks under Spanish-moss-draped oaks.
A word-lover, I tiptoe and twirl with words as an editor, a book coach, a writing coach, and an author.
A spiritual director, I walk barefoot in the holy, listening to women’s hearts that go deep with Jesus.
With the heart of a teacher, the sassy delight of a child, the lament of one who has known suffering, and the joy of an encourager, I delight in encouraging others. I hold space for joys and sorrows in both the spiritual journey and the writing journey as I lean in to hear the story of the heart.
An experienced listener, I hold a certificate in Christian Formation and Soul Care from Denver Seminary. I’m also trained in the giving of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola through the Jesuit Institute South Africa and the Martin Institute Westmont College.
As quirky as my curly hair and as full of hope as laughter, I savor marvelous grown children, delightful grandchildren, deep-hearted friends, and being married to my high school sweetheart.