Official website of the author of the
Charm Town Book Series
As a young child, I spent many hours alone in my room reading about the adventures of different characters, my favorites being Beezus and Ramona and Nancy Drew. As a teenager, I struggled with adolescence and wrote my thoughts and feelings in a journal. In graduate school, I wrote fictional short stories. Now I have formulated some of those stories and characters into book form, something, hopefully, all will enjoy. For me, it's important for my characters to examine some of the effects on human existence: racism, sexism, class, and sexual identification. It's also important to provide a glimpse into the world of incredibly talented and resilient individuals who many may not encounter in their daily existence. Their lives matter.
I’m excited to bring you stories in the future that capture your attention and create dialogue. We all make mistakes, we all have great successes and some of us have great setbacks. Most of my main characters struggle with hardships many of us can relate and address them in ways that are entertaining and thought-provoking. They remind us when we know better, we do better. In every character, the reader can find similarity, some shared value or sense of purpose. My goal is to demonstrate, through story-telling, that all, regardless of background, have more in common than different and honest conversation cultivates understanding and promotes unity.
This journey as novelist is one of the most exciting times of my life. My experiences prior to now, I believe, prepared me for this endeavor. Like many, I have been lifted and knocked down and I equally thank those who are responsible for both. Those individuals taught me more about me and life than the best textbook could ever accomplish. Two additional teachers in my life, my children Mayson and Maxwell, are the most amazing people I know. They continuously inspire me and I am honored to be their mother, protector and cheerleader. My hope is that in the end they are a third as proud of me as I am of them.
Lastly, I’m thrilled to donate a portion of book proceeds to support afterschool and summer learning programs for the great children in Baltimore City. Someone, once upon a time, reached back and helped me. I must do the same.
Thank you for taking time out of your life to immerse into the lives of my characters. I am deeply appreciative and humbled by your interest in my work. I'm conscious of the many choices in storytellers and your support is one of my biggest motivators. I look forward to welcoming each of you at one of my events. I would love to hear your story and your comments. Until then, continued blessings and happy reading!