Above, with grandson Joey and husband John at Robert Quackenbush's writing workshop. To the left with granddaughter Ivy at theTexas Book Festival. My writing table at home is to the immediate left, complete with crayons, colored pencils, and my BOOK OF WORDS.

I love BOOKS, my day job as a librarian, my night job or anytime job as a writer.  I grew up in Mississippi and now live in Texas with my husband, three children and 7 grandchildren. I can read and write anywhere, but my favorite place is a porch swing. It's called PORCH SITTING. This photo brings back fond memories of the south, lemonade, sweet tea, friends, family, and a cool Mississippi breeze.