-Owner of the nostalgic Sentry Drug & Grill
-Magnolia Masks: Custom Mardi Gras and carnival masks
Wife and Mother
-Married to retired attorney, Kent Allen since 1990
-Mother to Kelli, Chris and Sean
-For Molly, a Southern coming-of-age story (1999)
-The Search for Shannon, a story of adoption (2000)
-The Return, Mystery/Suspense sequel to For Molly (2002)
-Drink One To Me, Christian Bennett (2009)
-Upcoming works: The Other Brother and Evie, featuring characters from For Molly; an untitled suspense novel, and an untitled follow-up to Drink One to Me, Christian Bennett.
-Gives freely of her time to speak at schools, libraries and book clubs.
Recognition and Awards
-Fiction Finalist for the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, The Search for Shannon (2001)
-For Molly and The Return are required reading at two Louisiana high schools.
-Pineville High School
-Attended Northeast Louisiana University
-Associate's Degree from Rose State College
-University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
-Mary Higgins Clark