I created Hodge Podge Podcast and Blog as a way to journal about my myriad of interests and pursuits in this little thing called life. It has evolved over time into a place where I am blessed to share stories of amazing individuals I meet along the way— and fabulous places I frequent and have the opportunity to visit.

I am a children’s book author, creative writer, blogger and podcaster. A military spouse to a Philadelphia born and bred, surly, skateboard-obsessed, Army soldier. The mother to a very wild, wiggly and silly little boy who keeps me on my toes. A lover of the sea, coffee addict, over thinker, storyteller, wannabe botanist, part-time Pirate, fan of the underdog, lover of the arts and amateur historian.

North Carolina is my native home and where I still hang my hat— where my family roots are as deep as recorded Carolina history. I was raised on the estuarine tide of the gorgeous Pamlico River in Eastern Coastal North Carolina.

My husband won me over the day I heard him say, “She’s my sweeeeet tea, sweeter than all of the sweetest tea in the Carolinas!” Bless his heart. He loves me despite of my occasional sour.

So that’s a bit about me. I hope you enjoy the content I provide. Get a whole lot inspired. And come back to visit from time to time.

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