Lu Ann it so good to hear from you again, welcome to my blog. Tell us how long have you been writing?
Iâ€™ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but I didnâ€™t complete the manuscript for my first novel, Leona & Me, Helen Marie, until 1995. This book is based on the childhood of my mother, Helen Marie, and her older sister, Leona. I used my motherâ€™s journals and the stories she used to tell me to craft this story, and despite the fact I wrote it several months after she died, I feel like my mom and I collaborated on the finish product.
That is a great way to remember her. Tell us where you were born and where Â you live now.
I was born and raised in Indiana. I literally came from Small Town U.S.A. because my hometown, Alexandria, was used as Americaâ€™s model town in a promotional booklet put out during World War II to show the rest of the world how Americans live.
Today, I live in another small town, (more…)