I am a big Georgia Bulldog fan. Several reasons, my mom and her side of the family were born and raised in Elberton, Georgia. My mom attended UGA :).  I love the team and visit GA every chance I get to see family and of course catch a game. Plus, how can you look at UGA and not fall in love with that dog :)!

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My boys

I am the owner of Babs Book Bistro & Babs BookMark

There is a lot about me most people do not know.  I am very shy until I get to know someone.  I do not like crowds as they scare me and always have.  I am more of a loner than anything.  I have been through a lot in my life, but I came out stronger than ever.  I have survived cancer when I was younger, lost two babies Morgan and Kincaid, my dear angels, watched my husband fight his cancer, and him losing sight in his right eye, to taking care of us all.  I would not change a thing.  I adore my life and my family.

 I love to write.  I have written 2 novellas  and a children’s book in hopes of getting them published.  One of these days I hope that dream will come true.  I did have one poem published a few years ago.  One of  the novellas is a mystery of course.  The other one is a romance/mystery about one of Jane Austen’s characters.  How could anyone think otherwise?  You will have to stay tuned as I am working on my 3rd novel which is a sequel to the first book I wrote.  You can click on the my regular website section and see what they are all about.

I also enjoy working on my crafts, puzzles, cooking, baking, gardening along with my reading and writing of course.

If you haven’t figured it out I am a big fan of Jane Austen.




  • Brenda Youngerman

    Wow! You have been through a lot…and what doesn’t break you makes you stronger!
    I am your newest follower. I found you because Elizabeth signed you up as a stop on my blog tour! I see that I have a guest post on here slated for the 10th of September and was wondering if you had anything in mind or or if you just want me to free form it? If any length? you can send me an email if you’d like…


  • Nancy G. West

    Dear Babs,

    Thanks so much for featuring THE PLUNGE on your site today! I enjoyed writing it but didn’t enjoy living through the Central Texas flood of 1998. Like every tragedy, there were unexpected losses, a variety of responses, multiple changes, and some good that resulted (although hard to see at the time.) One good that came from THE PLUNG is that Aggie will stay in Seguin and help the people dealing with the flood’s aftermath, she will gain new appreciation for first responders – like Texas Game Wardens – and people who manage retirement homes. She and Sam will have a little space to evaluate their relationship. If you like and write novellas, I think you might enjoy THE PLUNGE.
    I”ll post the highlight on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Charlene Raddon

    Babs, we have so much in common. I’m shy the same way you are. Put a spotlight on me and I’ll crawl under the table. I spend 6 days a week from 7-8 am to 5pm at my computer. I rarely go anywhere. But I love people and love getting to know them. I tended my mother while she died of cancer, then tended my sister while she died of cancer. I have no children of my own, but I do have a stepdaughter who’s been great and two fantastic grandchildren, 27 & 21. Oh, my dad died when I was 15, so I’m out of family now except for nieces and nephews I’m not close to. I love to do crafts and jigsaw puzzles (on my Kindle). I used to love gardening before I got too old for it and I love traveling though my husband says I’m too old for that now. I’m 78. I don’t think that’s too old. Love ghost towns and anything Old West. Read Jane Austin but she’d not my thing. Love anything historical though. Too bad we live so far apart.

  • Dee S. Knight

    Babs, the Gamecocks are disappointed at the big G on UGA! I am a big SC fan, having lived in both Anderson and Greenwood, and written a book set in Beaufort. I admire your strength and perseverance, and I know those same things will see you through to becoming published. I heard about you through the Marketing for Romance Writers group and am going off now to explore your author services.

  • Sofia Kyriacou

    Hey Babs,

    I’m writing a theatrical piece on Virginia Woolf for London theatres and would appreciate if you could take the photo of me off your website wearing the black shiny dress (check the website link) as it is the first photo that shows up on google under my name.

    I hope that you can understand the situation.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards,

    Sofia Kyriacou

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