I live in a small town in central Illinois surrounded by cornfields and wind turbines. I'm owned by two faithful hounds, a sweet Huskie-German Shepherd mix and a deranged Brittany Spaniel always on the hunt for squirrels. I have a Bachelor of Science in Individual and Family Development from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and yes, I still have the congratulatory letter that says I finally paid off my student loans! I've waitressed, de-tasseled field corn, shrink-wrapped frozen pizzas in an assembly line, been a teacher's aide in a university daycare, and was a mental health care professional in a residential center for children with extreme emotional and behavioral disorders. I finally finished remodeling my house last fall, and it only took me a mere 13 years to complete. That's tenacity, folks! I enjoy riding my bike and kayaking, and I’ve been known to take along a dog or two when I’m feeling particularly daring and want to risk life and limb. I own a Coca-Cola memorabilia collection that is slowly consuming my kitchen and dining room; my favorite piece is a vintage pedal car from the 1960s. Writing has always been an interest of mine, and Clingstone was my first venture into the world of self-publishing. Clingstone went on to win the historical category in the 2017 I Heart Indie Contest and placed as a finalist in the 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
July Life Picks
The series I'm really into right now is...Colony, on USA. It’s currently in its third season. I love any show about alien invasions and the careful political navigations humans route in order to survive. This show follows one family in particular, whose patriarch is the very yummy Josh Holloway. We still don’t entirely understand the alien’s motivations, and yes, they’re cyborg-like creatures, but apparently these aliens are fleeing from an even worse alien civilization and using earth as a waystation to collect resources for a coming confrontation. If you’re not watching and love action/sci-fi, check it out!
One of my sisters is also a writer! Her name is Christine Murphy, and she writes paranormal romance. She has several series out which are available wherever books are sold. Want more information? Visit her website by clicking here.
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