I am a published author and award-winning screenwriter.
I live with my five physically challenged rescue pets. The Little
Rednecks and a Town Full of Bullies is my debut middle-grade
urban fantasy novel and is the first in a planned series.
The Little Rednecks screenplay was nominated in 2010
for the Diversity and Inclusion Award by
Freshvoices.com and it received an Official Recommendation
I got the idea for this story four years ago. I have an elevn-year-old niece who's nearly deaf and wears hearing aids. She was hanging out with some girls and for some reason they weren't being so nice to her. On this particular day,
the girls were whispering in front of my niece and my niece's father told them that it
wasn't polite to whisper in front of his daughter. With a snotty look, the younger of
the two girls said, "What's the difference, it's not like she can hear us anyway."
At that moment, I knew this was a story I had to write. My young niece is the
sweetest little girl on the planet but she was oblivious to the exchange that had just
taken place. All she wanted to do was hang out with her friends.