My husband, Bill McKay, and I live in North Central, Texas on the Diamond A Ranch, Hood County. Grandchildren, cowboys, cattle and dogs are part of our everyday life. Classical and Texas music as well as theater, are part of the fabric of our day-by-day existence as well. The Romero family, of classical guitar fame, is as an extension of our family. Our grandson Lucas Bevan is a talented performer and Texas songwriter. His sister, Sage, is a singer and mother, our daughter Lauri is a playwright. Both of us love books and love to read. We are close to our associates in Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Granbury as well as our Fort Worth friends of decades. Our sailboat that we keep in La Paz, Baja, California is our retreat.
At 53, in 1993, I completed a Master Of Fine Arts thesis and exhibition, Ruby And The Search For Love, about the lost persona of Mary Magdalene. With the Liqutex Award for innovative use of art materials in hand, I began as a volunteer, a Fine Arts Program at Rancho Valmora for the young men and women. We lived at Rancho Valmora for the next seven years.
Still intrigued by the missing cultural evidence that illuminated the presence of Mary Magdalene in history, I began my novel, Blood And Silk: The Hidden Love Story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth in earnest. Returning for post-grad work at TCU, I mastered the use of the difficult professional version of Adobe Photoshop for digital art creation. The Pearl Necklace Series is the product of this era in my art. Yet it was the journey with Blood and Silk that was destined to occupy much of my attention for fifteen years.
Review copies of Blood and Silk are currently on Amazon. I await the finished version of my novel by Friesen Press, December1, 2010.
Reading, writing, painting, creating digital art, obsessed with cultural history,sailing, films, dogs, grandchildren, collecting antiquities, textiles, cooking.
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