I have taught language arts and mathematics in south Louisiana for 21 years.  I have been writing futuristic romance for even longer--before there was a name for it.


The first three books of my science fiction romance series PARALLAX are available now at Amazon.com. I hope you will fall in love with the family in Bridges Burning, Turning Points, and Silent Crossings as they fight for freedom on the spacecolony orbiting the used-up planet Earth, and the loving, passionate relationships that make their sacrifices worthwhile.

To find out what happens next to Jul, Marc, and the alleykids, watch for a sequel to A Star Called Home. (Yes, I'm listening to my wonderful fans!)

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“Those who don't read good books have no advantage over those who can't.”

                                                                          ~ Mark Twain


"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

                                                              ~Henry Van Dyke


“Loving people live in a loving world.  Hostile people live in a hostile world.  Same world.”
                                                                                     ~Wayne Dyer


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
                                                    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

                                                                                    ~Albert Einstein


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January 21, 2017

Why does "wonderful, little, hi-tech, British, copper goggles" sound better than "little, British, wonderful, copper, hi-tech goggles"?

Do you remember your high school English textbook listing the correct order when using multiple adjectives to describe a noun?  Have y...

October 10, 2016

What if--on your created world--there were more than two distinct genders?  What third person pronouns would you use?         

Many people on our real world Earth identify with neither male nor female classification.  Or with...

July 2, 2016

You pat him or her on the

back and say, "There, their, they're."

June 30, 2016

Good punctuation can save lives!   

Inviting Grandma to lunch, and eating Grandma for lunch, are very different activities.  We all know that commas are important, but when are there enough and when are there too many?

Over the next several posts, I will discus...

April 9, 2016

Who wrote The Giver, winner of the Newberry Medal, which was made into a movie in 2014?  Did you know that The Giver is Book 1 of the four-book series The Quartet?

A)  Louisa May Alcott

B)  C. S. Lewis

C)  Lois Lowry

D)  Madeleine L'Engle

E)  Joan Lowery Nixon

March 28, 2016

       I've often thought that it's just as important to be accurate with settings in futuristic fiction as it is in historical fiction.  Even though the setting may exist only in the author's mind, there are some laws of science that must be obeyed to support readers...

March 25, 2016

Are collective nouns singular or plural? 


A collective noun is made up of more than one countable thing or person.  Some examples of collective nouns are:  crowd, government, flock, mob, group, herd, array, jury, and audience.

So, if they are more than one thing or...

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