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I was always a nerdy child, My favorite comic strip was Brenda Starr, a newspaper reporter with flaming red hair and a handsome boyfriend.


When Santa Claus brought me a toy printing press, I annoyed the neighborhood with tiny bits of newspaper covered with my spin on the latest overheard gossip from our block.


Doubting my ability to earn a living thusly, my parents encouraged me to give up writing, so I became a social worker, (a profession where I heard all the gossip, but was barred from repeating it).


Catherine earns a meager living shucking oysters in a filthy, mosquito-infested shed. Prohibition becomes law and the mayor and sheriff of nearby Savannah lure her son and daughter into rum-running on the deserted Georgia sea islands. Will voodoo and prayer be enough to protect her children when federal agents close in for a raid?

Wild Times on Skidaway Island examines choices residents make when stared down by a bald eagle, when a red-tailed hawk mistakes a golf ball for bird food, and when awakened by the clatter of hooves hitting wooden deck as a deer make a midnight snack out of newly potted flowers.


"It's never too late to discover the champion hidden within."  Karen Dove Barr was a 50 year old working mother when the last of her children grew up and abandoned her. All that was left were 3 bedrooms full of furniture rejected by the Salvation Army. When she tried running a few steps her husband told her to "just walk, you are too old to run." A long distance runner was born.

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