About Me

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. I have a cat that sometimes gets in the way of my typing. I am also a photographer. At 48 years of age, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism. Recently I have become a self-advocate.

I graduated from Huntingdon College in 1981. I studied photography at night classes held at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I got an MS degree in Journalism at Murray State University. Then I worked at newspapers and publications without much success before I went to Portfolio Center in Atlanta in 1994 to study Commercial Photography. After one year I left because I did not like the teachers or their teaching methods. Not having very much success finding commercial photography jobs I worked at several retail establishments in Atlanta until I decided to move back to Birmingham Alabama in 2002. I got a degree in Web Design in 2007 From Jefferson State Community College and once again couldn’t find work. I have found a new purpose in life since my diagnoses. I am a Governor appointee on the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council and the Regional Autism Network as well as volunteering for several activist organizations, all well being a caregiver for my Mother.

Growing up autistic I always had a different angle on things. That may be why my stories are so strange.

Publications: “The Blossom War,” 18th Wall’s anthology, The Dragon Lord’s Library.

“Gathering at the Bubble.” AntipodeanSF June 2018. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10063/20180620-0000/www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/gathering-at-the-bubble.html

“A day In Caaatahlona 1 City Beneath The Waves,” AntipodeanSF February 2018 issue.http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10063/20180220-0000/www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/a-day-in-caaatahlona-1-city-beneath-the-waves.html

Audio version. https://2nvr.org.au/index.php/programs?the-antipodeansf-radio-show

“Abduction.Org” AntipodeanSF, September 2018. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10063/20180920-0215/www.antisf.com.au/the-stories/abduction-org.html

“Silver Image,” Daguerreian Annual 2015.

Islands in Dark Ocean https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DH4GHB4

Short story collection The Other Side of Forever, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZCEVZO

The Civil War in Hurray, Calloway County Kentucky, Jackson Purchase Historical Society probably1988.

My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/

Author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MZCVY74