Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I've been writing one thing or another since childhood. I still have diaries from my school days, one of which inspired I.O.U. SEX, my first book co-written with Sandra Allen.
Besides Dallas, I've lived in Irving and Beaumont, Texas; Miami, Florida; and now Washington State. I love to travel and keep journals (written and photographic) of each trip. Most exciting and memorable place I've been? I walked from Leon to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with my daughter-in-law and her mother. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience I'll treasure always.
When not writing, I like to make quilts, sew, garden, take photos, lunch with friends, and (like Granny in BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY) spend as much time as possible with my granddaughter.
When Elly Macauley’s fiancé leaves her for another woman, she flees to her grandmother’s home in small town Shannon Ridge, Texas. After all, Granny needs help to heal from a broken ankle. Elly hopes that together they can recover from their wounds.
Derek White returns to Shannon Ridge –his hometown—to leave behind the trauma from his wife’s disappearance. His landscaping business is thriving and he has become a part of the town again, but his life isn’t going as planned. After one kiss from Elly Macauley, he wonders if it’s time to take another chance on love.
When the two meet, there’s an instant attraction. But is Derek legally free? Rumors fly about Derek, and Elly questions whether she can trust him. When Elly’s ex-fiancé calls, she must decide—give him a second chance or gamble on a man whose past may end their love before it starts.
Best friends June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from Dallas’s Rayburn High School—all of them still virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, when the three women read June’s high school diary, they joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki makes a startling statement. “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.”
With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and just DO IT, which is something they definitely did not do back in high school.
Lives intertwined, the three friends share their quest with sexy, poignant, and sometimes hilarious results. Is each woman’s sexual IOU paid in full? Will everyone get what he or she deserves? Or is this just another one of Kiki’s crazy ideas?