I liked Renegade Writers the minute I heard of them! I envisioned a group of rebels searching their soul’s closet for a blockbusting book to write! Me too…I get it…just a tiny creative space to fill with words of a literary gem. Hi, I’m Steph to those who know me well. I live on a little farm where I fulfill my childhood dreams… getting a daily dose of nature and forever playing in a barn. I’m momma to a couple of giddy horses who enjoy kicking up their heels and two boy humans who absolutely dread my photo sessions and table talk questions at family dinners.
Every October, my home at Belle Terre Farm becomes playground to scary spirits…fairies, ghosts, goblins and good witches, haunting my house in support of Black and Bling, a fundraiser supporting Forsyth Family Services/Safe Relationships, the Sarah Browder Memorial Fund. Transforming the house into a magical, hallowed tour…my creative talent is pushed well beyond the howling moon.
When I’m not designing tabletop vignettes, I am writing with creative purpose… for over 25 years now. My feature stories have appeared in magazines as well as newspapers. I believe writing from personal life experience inspires hope in those who suffer. Lykes, Lines and Loves, my first non-fiction, historical book, chronicles my dad’s journey overseas as a Merchant Marine and will be released in 2017.
Life’s inspirational moments are plentiful. I’ve whipped up scrumptious dinners and oil painted dazzling desserts that begged inclusion to my cookbook, fantasized and told erotic short stories, created new literary projects while listening to organ concerts and opera, and sung acapella in the shower. Fortunately, I was blessed with a tiny bit of creativity and lots of drive to blunder ahead, many projects coming to fruition… others relentlessly evasive it seems.