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My Books & Links

Mighty-Me and the Rainbow Plate

Available at Amazon and all bookstores.  FREE on Kindle Unlimited; only $1.99 on Kindle.

Halo's Glow

Get it on Amazon or other booksellers.  FREE on Kindle Unlimited; $2.99 on Kindle.

You don't have to be sick - healthy eating is good medicine

This is the "Why" book on nutrition; available on Amazon and FREE on Kindle Untlimited; $2.99 on Kindle.

Common Sense Medicine

I wrote this book for Robert A. Nash, MD, a neurologist in Virginia Beach.  Available on Amazon.

At First Sight

Val Kilmer played the role of my client, Shirl Jennings, in the MGM adaptation of this true story. Available on Amazon.

Finding Margaret

A true story.  Available on Amazon and FREE on Kindle Unlimited.  A Hollywood reviewer said, "This is  a wonderful story."

Short Stores

A Juicy Joyful Life

An anthology by women writers.  My story, You, too, will bloom starts on page 27.

Best Seller

It's a lot of work but we did it! A Juicy Joyful Life was #1 Hot Seller in Self-Esteem &  Spirituality.

Where did I go?

A light-hearted view at growing older.

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About Me

My background

 

I'm on a mission...

In 1990 my Mom, who was a medical and scientific illustrator for the CDC in Atlanta, was killed by proper use of prescription drugs.  Since I was a journalism major in college and always enjoyed research, I put my education to use and started to study the health-care industry -- and I was appalled at what I learned.  


I don't want others to suffer the way my Mom did, and I certainly don't want other families to lose a loved one because of a legal drug used according to a doctor's prescription.  And that's what lead me to a variety of writing activities, including freelance writing for medical professionals as well as publishing provided through my company, Cherokee Rose Publishing.  


I also studied Health Coaching, to enhance my skills in the wellness arena.

My writing roots

 

I was the Director of Publications for two nutritional products companies, where my love of writing and my passion for health education was put to good use.  I wrote and oversaw the production of newsletters, broadcast newspapers, magazines, sales flyers, marketing materials, brochures, and training manuals, and lectured on health and wellness throughout the USA.


In 1995, I broke my neck while working as a contractor for Turner Broadcasting, where I was writing quality control manuals in the accounting department (I also have an associate degree in accounting).  Since I was no longer able to work (actually, Turner fired me because I was "disabled" - I know you won't believe that, but I have the letter to prove it), I decided to freelance.  During my three years in rehabilitation, I wrote two contract books.

 

Robert A. Nash, MD, of Virginia Beach, hired me to write his book Common Sense Medicine - a medical doctor's prescription for health care in America.


MGM was making a motion picture, At First Sight, starring Val Kilmer, which was adapted from the true story of Shirl & Barb Jennings, of Atlanta.  So, Barb & Shirl hired me to write the REAL story, At First Sight - the Shirl Jennings story.

My style

In college (Georgia State University) my area of study was News Journalism (back in the day we published only facts), so I was schooled in economy of words -- be succinct and don't take up too much space!


I still write that way - with my tag line that writing must Inform, Inspire, and Entertain.

News & Activities

New York - Palace Theatre

Glow Kids won a national business contest by Sprint, and I spent two days in NY with Jeffrey Seller, a Broadway producer.

Book Donations

 My company, Cherokee Rose Publishing, is providing free coloring books to International Child Art Foundation for their website visitors.  ICAF is one of the Top 25 Children's Charities in the USA.

We serve those who serve

Cherokee Rose Publishing, is also providing free coloring books to I Honor USA to be distributed to our deployed Servicemen and women and their families.  We are also creating a new Independence Day coloring book for distribution on July 4th.

Commuity Council of Metropolitan Atlanta

I am the Financial Officer for CCMA, a non-profit that mentors socially and economically disadvantaged young men in the downtown Atlanta community. 

I love Sports

 With my favorite sports-talk guy Matt Chernoff of 680 The Fan.

Human Ecology Action League

Since I am a writer about wellness, I was invited to talk to the Atlanta chapter meeting of HEAL (Human Ecology Action League).  Anyone who is interested in both the environment and their health will find a wealth of information on their site.