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!