I am an author and a history loving Registered Nurse, with a 35 year career in everything from ER, CCU, med-surg, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice, and psychiatry to forensics. I am a GA farm girl, transplanted, living in and loving the city life of Orlando. But the sleepy little fishing village style along the coasts have stolen my heart. I enjoy reading, salt water fishing, boating, jewelry making, kombucha brewing and painting in oils and water colors.

I wrote “Red Clay and Roses”, a novel that explores civil rights, interracial relations, and women’s issues in the 1950s and 60s. It is a historic novel that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of characters grappling with inequality in the Jim Crow South.

Currently, I am writing a collection of crime thriller romps through Central Florida with a humorous edge called The Naked Eye Series. A lone wolf P.I., Richard Noggin, and a brassy exotic dancer, Brandi, team up to fight crime.

I am also a wife, mother and grandmother, but I created this “About” page not to only to tell you about me, but for you to tell me about you. I am curious about you. What inspires you to blog and where do you come from?

I don’t profess to be a genius at anything at all. My husband, the rocket scientist, put that name on my blog as a joke when I was reading articles about branding.  I wanted a social blog to get to know writers and readers. I thought it was funny and it just sort of stuck. What I am finding as I begin continue my blogging journey, is that there are zillions of geniuses out here. Whether it is a clever blog post, a photograph, book reviews, some other awesome artistic display, or a fantastically creative blog, it is comforting to know that I am surrounded by a myriad of geniuses.

Just when I began to despair about the direction of society as a whole, I found this whole community with it’s own brand of genius. I wanted to stake my claim, so I kept mybrandofgenius as the subtitle of my blog. I feel that I am in good company with a host of interesting people with meaningful stories, inspiring poetry, beautiful artwork, creative ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and useful information. I am fascinated by you! I am delighted to be here. I learn something every day and I laugh every day, two things that are required to survive in today’s world!

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    • I just saw this on my About page and realized I never commented. It’s so NOT like me not to run my mouth at every opportunity so I decided to drop a line, even though we’ve already become good friends on the blog. I was once the ONLY nurse in a little band-aide station in the middle of a pine forest that called itself a hospital. That job lasted two days. Those two nights in the ER I delivered two crack babies that immediately went into a helicopter and had a man shot in the back of the head sit upright on a stretcher and lose his brain out of the back of his head. Yes, my life experiences have been something else. I also worked two years on a forensics unit of a psych hospital for the criminally insane. I’m sure that qualifies me for something. My work as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner was certainly depended upon with Naked Alliances.

  1. Hey, I run an author interview slot on my blog and you did say you would be interested in taking part. I have a slot coming up. Can I email you the questions?

  2. Well I do believe you know more than a little about me as you clicked a like on my recent post Rainbows, Pride and Just Loving My Daughter. Thank you for the follow on one of my blogs.
    That post was a bit of a response to the Orlando shootings and thinking about my daughter and so many other people who have carved a niche in our hearts.
    Now it is my turn to wander around your blog… Léa

    • I don’t know why, but apparently I’m not getting notifications from my ABOUT page. I’ve followed your blog as well. Just found a few folk over here and it’s soooo NOT like me not to comment on anything, so I decided to drop a few lines today.

  3. Hello, S.K. I stumbled across your blog while searching for the keyword “grief”, which lead me to your Pokemon Go post. (My condolences for your loss…) I’m fairly new to blogging, shaking a few years’ of dust off this one back in April, when my husband suddenly passed away, but have always been a “writer”, even when I didn’t write. Turns out, we’re Central Florida “neighbors”, and I plan to poke around your site for awhile. Take Care. Cheri G

    • Glad to have you on board. You will likely recognize some places in my upcoming book. So sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. I’ve only been married to the rocket scientist for eight years, but would be lost without him. Come by again some time. I will follow you also by email.

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