About Writing  and Reading –

         I’ve been a writer since my first short story in Miss Tatum’s second grade class.  My best friend was responsible for my having to read it in front of my classmates.  Afterwards, I threw it in the trash as I ran outside to be sick.

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         More recently, my garden articles have appeared in many of the regional magazines published by State-by-State Gardening, including Tennessee Gardener and Georgia Gardening; my essays in Green Prints and a number of regional and local publications.

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     And, over the past few years I’ve written a book about the people, the animals and, of course, the plants that made up my days at The Herb of Grace – my nursery, shop, gardens and tea room.  It’s not so much a memoir as an account of a lot of good times and blessed friendships.  I’ve turned over the last page, I think, and now must see if I can find it a home.  I’m calling it Growing Grace.  I’ll let you know.