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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.

 

 

Since writing Inherit, my husband and I have become custodial grandparents. We are among the 2.5 million documented grandparents rearing grandchildren. There are, of course, many situations like ours that are not documented, other relatives rearing children not their biological offspring, and foster parents. My current writing focus is on these families.

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And I have started a sequel to Inherit. It will be a while before it is ready.