I embrace contradiction and try to illuminate the dark without losing the shadows. The years I spent in the waters of the Outer Banks, the daughter of a drug dealer, afforded me a mainline infusion of chaos and tranquility. I believe it is possible to tell the truth and still improve; writing affords me the opportunity to try this without the embarrassment of having to drag a soapbox to the nearest corner. I also write villain free fiction for children. Diversity is a rich treasure we can’t live without, no matter what I am writing that is what I am saying. I work daily to give voice to diversity, for isn’t that the gift beyond measure. Please find the art which coordinates with the words in this book at SerendipitousGallery.com I hope it will delight your mind your eye and your soul.