I am a freelance writer and currently working on my first novel. I have written book reviews for the News Enterprise and I am the Kentucky Literacy reporter for Examiner.com. I have been a judge in the Laural and Maggie Romance reader Awards for the last two years and judge for Writer's Digest self published books awards for the last three years. I have been published in "Echo", a college poetry publication, and I am the author of a short story that was printed in a News Enterprise writing competition, for which I won honorable mention. I am a published writer with the Yahoo Contributor Network (aka Associated Content) and also write book reviews for Our NovelNotions web site.
I am a native of Hodgenville. I have coordinated a number of public service programs, such as: Back To Work (a series of programs designed to aid displaced workers in finding employment), Credit Repair Classes, "MOMs" (a program to aid young mothers), the annual Summer Reading Program Hardin Co. Library, and the "Written Word" (a group for aspiring writers).
I have also served or am currently serving on the following agency boards: CASA, Spring Haven Domestic Violence Shelter for the Radcliff Area, Radcliff Women's Club (as vice-president), Ky.St.Poetry Society President Elect 2009-2010 and Community Alternatives of Kentucky Board.
I hold an Associate's Degree in Human Services, and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and graduated from Western Kentucky University, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, and hold a National Golden Key Honor award. I hold a Para-professional Certificate in Library Science.
I am a champion for literacy, being an avid reader myself.