With a 35 year career as a Registered Nurse, I retired a few years ago and began my writing journey. Many people have shared their stories with me over the years and I love listening to a good one. Writing has been a hobby since childhood, and something that I always wanted more time to do. Now, I have plenty.
Red Clay and Roses 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. Naked Alliances is the first in the series and is set in the seedier part of Orlando that the theme parks like to deny exists.
Richard Noggin, P.I. reluctantly teams up with a brassy, exotic dancer, Brandi, to solve a cold case and protect a young girl from a murderous sex trafficker, but in order to stay alive, they must go undercover in a nudist resort while the body count grows.
A GA farm girl, I was transplanted to Orlando in 1997. But the sleepy little fishing villages along the coasts have stolen my heart. I love exploring the state of Florida. I also enjoy reading, salt water fishing, boating, jewelry making, kombucha brewing and painting in oils and water colors. Since July 2016, I have been a Pokemon Go addict and hit level 40 (max) in September 2017. I’m a local team leader and host game events.
I’m 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!