Bio: I have a background in business writing and newspaper journalism. As a freelance writer I have been published in periodicals and magazines including the Pelican Post, the Independent, Focus on the Coast, North Brunswick Magazine, South Brunswick Magazine and Attache Magazine — the in-flight magazine for US Airways among others. My experience writing award-winning poetry brings discipline, an economy of words and vivid descriptions to my work. As a resident of Oak Island since 1992, I have her finger on the pulse of Brunswick County. My first book of poetry, A Mystery of Moon, published in the spring of 2005, was selected to be placed in the NC Historical Archives at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2009, my poetry and clay art were featured on the website of NC Poet Laureate, Kathryn Stripling Byer.