( Abandoned by her mother and raised by her loving but re...)
Abandoned by her mother and raised by her loving but religiously zealous grandmother, 16-year-old Heavenly Faith Simms (H.F. for short) has never felt like she belonged anywhere. When she finds her mother's address in a drawer, she and her best friend, Bo, an emotionally repressed gay boy, hit the road in Bo's scrap heap of a car and head south. Their journey through the heart of the American South awakens both teens to the realization that there is a life waiting for them that is very different from what they have known and that the concept of family is more far-reaching than they had ever imagined.
(The things a woman will do for love...and Lily had love, ...)
The things a woman will do for love...and Lily had love, lots of it. But her partner Charlotte is dead. Their daughter Mimi keeps her sane - until Charlotte's family claims they have all the rights to Mimi, who is their blood kin, and no "real" relation to Lily. With what's left of her world balanced on a razor's edge, any choice to find safer ground seems reasonable. Even getting married. Married to her Bugle Boy-wearing, trust fund-spending gay neighbor, Ben. Married and relocated to rural Georgia where Ben's powerful family will make sure Lily gets custody of Mimi. Just one little trick involved: convincing Ben's parents their marriage is the real thing. It doesn't seem like keeping up appearances will be that hard. But the charade gets more difficult when a beautiful country veterinarian offers Lily a taste of what she's pretending she no longer craves... The outrageous perks and pitfalls of compulsory heterosexuality are humorously explored by the talented pen of Lambda Literary award-winner Julia Watts, known for her wit and wry observations about the quirks of Southern life. Originally published by Naiad Press - 1999
(When Bev's lover, Andie, receives an assistant professors...)
When Bev's lover, Andie, receives an assistant professorship at a Christian-affiliated college, Bev does her best to be supportive. Before she and Andie are even unpacked, a nosy neighbor is at the door with a welcoming cake and a basket full of personal questions.
Bachelor in English, University Tennessee, 1992. Master of Arts in English, University Louisville, 1994. Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Spalding University, 2005.
Graduate teaching assistant department English, U. Louisville, Kentucky, 1992-1994;
adjunct instructor English, Knoxville (Tennessee) College, 1994-1997;
adjunct instructor English, Knoxville (Tennessee) Business College, since 1997. Fiction editor The Louisville Review, 1994. Script reader, screenplaycons.
National Screenwriters' Workshop, Los Angeles, 1996.