Growing up on the fringe of the Everglades, I have encountered many native and invasive creatures. On any given day, we South Floridians come across some weird and wacky wildlife. The critters are so strange and varied, and I’ve always thought we didn’t need to create fantastical beasts for fables when we had so many real and amazing ones in our backyards.
I loved writing stories as a child, but as a wife, mother, and daughter to aging parents, I never had time to compose my ideas. Now that the nest is empty (if you don’t count the obnoxious parrots), I knew it was time to write down the stories that have been swirling around in my brain for years. I’ve completed the first novel in a series for Middle Grade readers, and I’m exploring my options for publishing while working on the second book. Weaving Celtic mythology and fantasy with Florida history, I’ve created a tale of the struggle for survival of our Everglades and fragile ecosystems. I look forward to sharing my story soon.