Author/Poet/Public Speaker

“I have been highly influenced by the oral tradition of my great grandparents and grandparents. I would like for my readers to experience the narratives in poetry and prose in the same way as I did – with all of their emotions and senses.” Click the link to find out more:

I have been writing for more than half my life. Yet, I really don’t know how to classify my style of writing. I love to write poetry, short stories, and devotional materials. I write fiction as well as non fiction, secular and sacred. I am inspired by the lives of my ancestors, nature, young children, indigenous people of this land and the homeland, multiple cultures and generations. I love fine art, an eclectic choice of music, and the holy scripture. I write because I can do no less. It is in me and as much of my identity as my upbringing and traditions.

I was born in Brownsville, Tennessee and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I had the not so unique experience of being transported south every summer when school was out. It was during those times that I grew close to my great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and their various friends. In my adult life, I have had the privilege of living in Arizona and Southern California before moving to Georgia, where I now reside. All of these factors inform my writing in some way.

Faith and family are a critical part of my worldview. I am married to a fine artist whose talent supersedes my graphic imagination. We met on the campus of Bowling Green State University forty years ago. Today, we have two adult sons and five grandchildren. It our hope that our work will be a legacy for our children and generations to come.

I have spent most of my adult life as an educator, teaching Language Arts, Literature, Grammar, and Composition. About ten years ago, I reinvented myself and began teaching Pre-Kindergarten. I have a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and two Bachelors of Art degrees: English and Biblical Studies. I am an alumnus of Covenant College and the Master’s University. I have been a member of the Redan Writer’s Group sponsored by the DeKalb County Public Library for the past two years. I also sponsored a creative writing club in our school for three years. Education has been the joy of my life.

I would love to meet with your group. I enjoy people, particularly young people, the future creatives of our society. I am always open for dialogue. You may contact me through this website, my Facebook page, or my email address: I am available for book discussions, readings, workshops and classes. I look forward to meeting my readers and other other creatives.

My books are available on or you may click the links below:

Jeremy Finds Happiness
Jeremy Finds Happiness is a delightful story about a boy who discovers happiness in a variety of ways after losing his mother and moving in with is uncle on a Mississippi farm.
Various and sundry voices fill my heart. Voices full of life, laughter, and love. Voices filled with sadness, worry, and stress. Voices that shape dreams and trust. Voices that birth hope, new goals, and new dreams. Voices from one generation to another – This is what I hear! (available in paperback and Kindle book)
Friendship was everything to Toddalene Henry and the Brainiac Crew was the source of that friendship. They had everything: intelligence, beauty, talent . . . yet, none of these qualities could prevent the pain inflicted on their hearts and bodies. (available in paperback)
Do you know your pastor’s heart? Have you ever considered how life experiences play a role in his or her identity? Musings of a Pastor’s Heart begins where theology meets life.

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