I was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, and went to college at East Tennessee State University before marrying my high school sweetheart and moving to Virginia Beach, Virginia. I started writing as a hobby when I was in college after purchasing a couple of Southern Heritage cookbooks, which were filled with pages of beautiful old plantation homes. I used to sit outside in my backyard and type on a manual typewriter at a picnic table under the trees. I continued writing after moving to Virginia Beach and visiting beautifully restored homes in Williamsburg as well as plantations on the James River. I've been working as a medical transcriptionist for over 20 years while writing on the side, and finally decided to self-publish my first book, "Wellington Cross," on Amazon in December 2012. I have since written "Wellington Grove," "A Wellington Christmas," a novella, and book three in that series, "Wellington Rose." I have also started a new Angel Series and published two books so far in that series, Starlight Wishes and Sunrise Kisses, which was just released in April 2016. I am currently working on my next book, which will be book four in the Wellington Cross series, tentatively titled, Wellington Belle. I am still married to my sweetheart after 27 years, and we have one son and a Havanese bichon. I am currently working on a new novel.