Donna returned to College as a adult to obtain her teaching credentials and ended up staying for her Masters in Secondary Education (English and Speech Communications). But, after that, she was offered the position of Director of Advising for secondary and elementary education majors at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Since 1977 she has been an active member of United Methodist Women, and has served as a local, district, and conference officer in three conferences. Previously taught 1 day Mission U, and had plans to teach in two districts this year as well until Mission u was cancelled. She has also planned and given many Spiritual Growth Retreats for various churches and United Methodist Women organizations. While living in Arizona she taught a Creative Writing Class and also taught classes on writing obituaries. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, responsible pet owner of one shih ‘tzu and three cats, Christian, Emmaus pilgrim, Native Texan, Bible reader, bodacious reader, writer of fiction, nonfiction, and with a somewhat wicked sense of humor (not in that exact order). She has traveled extensively and lived in the Middle East for 8 years as well as living in 8 states and working for the US Air Force and US Navy as a civilian.