I have been writing most of my life but only working at publishing anything since retiring from a day job. I am an avid family historian, having become hooked on climbing ancestor trees about 25 years ago. I have also developed a keen interest in history as I've discovered ancestors living during various historical periods and in locations that saw history unfold. But my favorite location is northwest Florida (it has always been my "home" even when I've lived elsewhere) and my favorite period of American history is 1840-1895.
I spend my days studying various subjects of interest, writing, reading, gardening/mowing, genealogy, watching the wildlife on my 5 acres, photography, volunteering and spending as much time as possible with my Mom. Oh, and I try to care for my half feral cat who is a beautiful little soul who seriously distrusts all humans except her two servants. I am unsure how she decided we were okay when she showed up on our doorstep. Mama calls her Pester Butt but her name is Emma Jane.
Author and Local NW Florida Historian