During the past ten years I have written five novels. Instead of confining my writing to a specific genre as many authors have done, I have written about a broad variety of subjects; for instance, my first two novels, Blossoms of Winter and Maiden Harvest are family books. Tom, Dick, and Harriet isa whimsical story about the complications of growing old; Random Reflections is a memoir of my early youth and some short stories and poetry. My latest book, Southern Sanctuary, is an intriguing mystery. When I finished writing the first four novels, the story was complete. There was no need for a sequel; as a result, the conclusive stories offer the reader closure. However, my latest novel, Southern Sanctuary, provided me with an opportunity to expand on the original story. The book is an exciting mystery with many unexpected twists and turns and with an abrupt, unexpected climax.