I was born in Richmond, VA in 1960 (you do the math). I am a middle child, which may tell you more about me than anything else I could say. My mom says that I have been falling into puddles and getting dirty most of my life. And I did some crazy things in the name of science-- like eating dog doo when I was two (you’ll see by the satisfied smile on my face in the picture, that I must have enjoyed it.) I also sprinkled sand on Fritos to see if it tasted like salt (it didn’t), tried to dig a hole all the way to China (I couldn’t), swallowed a quarter and stuck a fake gemstone up my nose. I was always exploring mud-puddles, picking up bugs and generally examining the world around me.
I also really enjoyed school. I was a nerd. I liked the friendships, and being Miss Spring in the third grade play, but I really liked all the cool stuff I was learning. I even played school with my brother and sister in my free time. My sister was older, so she always got to be principal and my younger brother was always the student. I was the teacher. My favorite part was writing on the chalkboard and sending my brother to the principal to be spanked.
Now, I'm a teacher, writer and farmer. I love exploring the world and sharing what I've learned. I want to be a published picture book author as well but it takes time, patience and a willingness to fail over and over until I learn how to do it. My favorite quote is: It doesn't matter how many times you fall. What matters is how many times you get back up.
Things you might not know about me........
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO CATCH AND HOLD A BLACK SNAKE SO ONE DAY, I DID. IT DIDN'T BITE ME, BUT IT DID MAKE MY HANDS STINK.
I HAVE TWO LLAMAS NAMED DOLLY AND MAMA.
I CAN SPEAK PIG LATIN.