I am a native Texan, wife, and mother of two grown daughters. My family, faith, and friends have long been the inspiration in my writing. My passion is to empower and validate others, helping them know they are not alone in their feelings or circumstances. Through poetry and stories I have reached out to others offering comfort and compassion in difficult circumstances, and also to share those times of joy and celebration. Life is to be lived and experienced fully, sharing it all with those we love and care about. You Are Not Alone (these in caps to make it stand out) is a theme running through my friendships, and writings, and the reason I created YANA Press.
My goal is to teach children how to effectively communicate their needs, wishes, and boundaries leading them to become healthy and happy.