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A Little About Me
Some of my favorite pictures of the Panhandle

Because my roots are firmly planted in the Texas Panhandle, and because I have loved history since taking Mrs. Crossett's American history class in the eleventh grade, Inherit the Texas Earth was the first novel I had to write. It is set in Dalhart, Texas, where my mother was born. While researching the Dust Bowl era, I remembered hearing my grandmother mention some of the names I ran across. Although I kept wishing for a seance with her, she was having none of it.

 

 

After I wrote Inherit, my husband and I became two of the 2.5 million documented custodial grandparents in this country. That not only changed my life but also my writing focus. Dary Dragon followed Inherit, and On Nana's Shoulders (which is not autobiographical) is close to publication.

Our story has a happy next phase as our granddaughter has returned to a loving home headed by her parents. That has inspired me to write a series for ten to twelve year-olds. Book one is nearly ready for my team of fifth-seventh grade beta readers.

And I have finally started the sequel to Inherit. The one I thought would be available several years ago. It will still be a while.