Writing my first novel


I am refining the second draft of my first novel, The Cottage on Palm Court, a Southern paranormal romance. I would like to thank all of my beta readers, especially my husband, mother-in-law, sister and my dear friend and talented author, Kelly Stone Cramer. You have helped me take my first draft and turn it into a captivating manuscript. I am grateful for your support!

Stay tuned for more details about my novel. I am excited to see where this journey takes me!

Recent press broadcast/publications

The past few weeks have been an exciting time as Social Marketer at K-Town.

A parent from our program discussed art therapy as a coping strategy on WATE Channel 6. In addition, this story promoted the Behavioral Health Coalition of East Tennessee Art Show, in which K-Town’s youth and family members participated.

Also, the K-Town Go Green for Mental Health Awareness campaign was featured in The Knoxville News Sentinel and Knox Talk Radio. An interview by Kim Hansard of Star 102.1 will air on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Sharing their stories

I love going to work and knowing that every day means more than just a paycheck. When our youth at K-TOWN share their stories with me, I consider that my greatest success.

So far, this week has consisted of writing stories for and laying out the K-TOWN June 2014 Newsletter, planning a training event for the end of the month, social media posting and interacting with youth and some of their families. Sure, I don’t technically have a hands on role. However, I enjoy having built a relationship with many of the young people who walk through our doors.