A Tarheel by birth, raised through childhood in Australia, and rooted to the Blue Ridge and Appalachia by heritage as well as seventeen years lived in southwest Virginia. l love my husband and books. I may or may not get the order reversed on occasion. Life with my Yankee husband and our two sons in North Carolina includes time to write, home school, read, and all with equal fervor. My greatest endeavors are to remain sane and please God.