One of my favorite words is "oxymoron," a figure of speech where two opposing ideas are used together for effect, e.g. "severe mercy" or "cruel kindness". My personal best is "elegant redneck" which is how I see myself. Like this oxymoron, I comfortably blend my Carolina country upbringing with a touch of lux and a zest for whimsy. It reminds me to not take myself too seriously.
Opposites attract and intrigue me, whether in choosing the colors that I wear, the man that I married, or the characters and themes in my writing. I believe that the interaction between the opposites in our lives, the dark (yin) and the light (yang), become our stories.
I hope that my stories leave you a little more inspired, hopeful, and aware of possibilities.