November 27, 2017

When I wrote my YA-novel, Honeysuckle Holiday, I knew it would take place in Memphis and in St. Louis -- two areas where I spent part of my childhood.  Each city would leave a huge thumbprint on my life, particularly as I grew older and moved with my family to West Vir...

October 30, 2017

When I was a young girl growing up in Memphis, a honeysuckle vine grew feverishly outside my bedroom window.  I awakened to its sweet, intoxicating fragrance throughout its blooming season.  And when the scorching sun of a southern summer seemed exhausting, all I had t...

October 2, 2017

When I was a kid growing up in Memphis, my family would travel by train every summer to visit relatives in St. Louis.  Every time I heard the phrase ALL ABOARD! I nearly stumbled getting to the train -- I was that excited!  And it was the enthusiasm and the drawing out...

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