This genre includes stories in any category less than 50-100 years ago. My novels are women's fiction and romance: Stories of ordinary people who are facing real-life issues. You can relate to their joys and sorrows, and share their success when they overcome life's obstacles.


             SHORT STORIES


  Tales That Touch The Heart

                         Welcome to my site. Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll linger awhile.                   

       For a treat to meet your taste, I invite you to sample all of these genres on the pages that follow.

    About me 

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It has been said that poetry is prose that is shorter on the page.

Try my prose poems about well-known Biblical characters -  Eve, Noah, Jezebel, David, Martha, Judas, and others - for a thought-provoking read.  For something really short, enjoy haiku images of every season with pictures.

Speculative fiction will take you on a roller coaster ride with twists and turns to an unexpected ending. If  you like Hitchcock and O'Henry; and if suspense, mild horror, or pathos is appealing, you may wish  to sample these. I promise that you won't be bored. Not for bedtime reading!

These books are based on people or events of the past and I strive to do research and write stories that reflect the period accurately. My Civil War saga includes both North and South, black and white, rich and poor. And I have two books set in England that include Mary Queen of Scots and Guy Fawkes, respectively.


Having been a nomad all of my life, I have called many places home from California to New York to England. I share my

life with my husband, who is as passionate about music as I am about writing. We divide our time between homes in

Kentucky and Florida, stopping en route to visit our children who live in Tennessee. I am the only member of my family

who does not sing or play an instrument, but I like to think I make music with words.

My past professional life includes:Three novels, Kensington Publishers; Over one hundred short stories, poems,

and articles in print; Winner, Fiction Skills Scholarship, Indiana U. Writers' Conference; Short Story Award, Ball State U

Midwest Writers' Workshop; Play produced on WPSD-TV, an NBC affiliate; Ed. Specialist Degree, Murray State U, Post-

graduate work, U of AL; Psychometrist, Counselor, LD teacher in public schools in KY, AL, and TN; Adult Ed. Creative

Writing teacher in FL and KY;Past-President, KY State Poetry Society.             Contact me at:

Find my books here:

and at my publishers: Champagne Books, Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Whimsical Publications, Whiskey Creek Press, and Willow Moon Publishing.