About the Blogger

Even as a little girl, I wanted to be a newspaper reporter. So I worked on my high school newspaper (at Woodlawn), studied journalism and edited the school paper at Samford University, then went right into a job at the Birmingham Post-Herald when I graduated. I was the first female the PH ever assigned to cover the City Hall beat. I worked at the PH for two years, took a few years off to have a baby, then worked as a features writer for Birmingham Magazine for two years. I  went back to the PH as a copy editor, then became food editor and features writer. After my second child was born, I started freelancing. I did a lot of special sections for the Birmingham News, then wrote their home & gardening column for a couple of years. My work has appeared in other regional and national publications, such as Woman's World, American Profile and the Dallas Morning News. I've written two books, Myths, Mysteries & Legends of Alabama and Nat King Cole: Unforgettable Musician, both published by Seacoast. When my pharmacist husband died in 1996, I took over his drug store in West Blocton. I sold the store in 2012 to spend more time writing and riding my horses. I've never regretted that decision. I'm a regular contributor to Discover the Essence of St. Clair, a magazine published every other month. My professional associations include Alabama Media Professionals and the National Federation of Press Women.

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