Although my parents were southerners, I was born in San Rafael, California; a fact my southern husband loves to reiterate (his getting to marry a "California girl").
I grew up overseas, primarily in India and Thailand. Although I only spent five years in Thailand, it is the home of my heart! I don't know if it is the extreme emotion that seem inherent with teenage angst in my memories or simply the beauty of the land and people that cause this to be so.
After graduating from the International School Bangkok in 1989, I returned to the US, and Alabama, to attend college. I met and married a true-blooded southern boy (something I vowed never to do as a world-traveled teen) and continue to live in his (an my parents') hometown of Albertville. We have two lovely children who make me smile daily.
I have been an elementary school teacher for 15 years; a passion that is renewed every summer!
The publication of "Second Chance" was a dream come true; the writing of this first novel was the only New Year's Resolution I have ever kept. I hope you will give it a try and enjoy the story of Avalin and Ian.