I am a fourth-generation Texan, retired teacher, wife, mother, mema, and great-mema. I live in the country and enjoy watching the wild creatures that come to visit. I write stories and articles for children and young adults, which is really weird because I hated to read when I was a kid. Now I read all the time. I got a late start and am trying to make up for lost time. My work can be found in leading children's magazines. My three novels for young adult readers are now out in trade paperback, as well as e-book.