bio

I hear voices.

For most people that would be a frightening experience, but not for June. Okay, to be honest, she admitted it worried her a little until she met other writers and discovered it was a trade requirement.

June was born and reared in the Mississippi Delta--a region of fertile farmland that follows the Mississippi River from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN to Catfish Row in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After, graduating from Delta State University (Go, Statesmen!) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Education, she spent the next ten years teaching History, American Government, and Economics to high school juniors and seniors. After leaving the world of education, she’s held a variety of jobs including customer service representative, radio dispatcher, and an accounting manager in a Swedish owned company. The wealth of character knowledge gained through these experiences has been invaluable to her writing because some things you just can’t make-up.

In 1998, June took a leap of faith into something she’d wanted to do for years -- write. Two years later, with her first manuscript finished, she joined Romance Writers of America. She also joined their local chapter, Magnolia State Romance Writers, where she has served on their board as Secretary, President, and Past President.

As June awaits publication, she continues to write stories, while studying and learning the craft. Her second completed manuscript, TEXAS HOLD’ER was a 2009 finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart Contest. It also placed second in the Dixie First Chapter Contest in 2008.

After residing in Louisiana and Kentucky, June has returned to her home state of Mississippi. She divides her time between working part-time, writing, traveling with her husband, and trying to win over their adopted un-socialized miniature schnauzer, Molly, who’s yet to realize that love conquers all.