About

Smoky Mountain sunshine is well known for bringing out the creativity in East Tennessee. I was raised in Knoxville, TN & have been inspired by the beauty of the region my entire life. Mountain stories inspire & are the heritage to the people of Appalachia. Some of the things I create are based on truth...others are mixed with tales and superstition. My writing has been recorded by the late Kent Bilbrey, Terry Phillips, Outlaw Willie Franklin, Gene Blair, Jeff S Jones, Eric Butterfield, Emily Evans, Eric Yanis, Douglas Haines, Sande Sue Riggs, Charles Richardson, Perry Bonck, David Hawkins and Heidi Monika Johnson. I have written in genres from rock to Christian to bluegrass, and even have some jingles out there playing in the US and in Asia.    

I have worn many hats in my life so far, being a mother is the absolute best! However, I have traveled pretty much everywhere (cur some Cash...) and have been everything thing from a costumier, to make up artist to media and marketing consultant. I have pockets full of memories and stories thatneed to be inked to paper, still...and notebooks needing notes! I love this journey called life and if you are an old soul, let's make some music!

Like most folks, I get to enjoy a day time gig to pay the bills. I have a varied skill set. I have been in the freight dispatch and planning, retail, worked at theaters and taight art. Currently I have a courier business. I deliver everything from medicine to flowers to catering events. I enjoy meeting new friends and helping others in any way that I am able to do so.

 I consider myself to be richly blessed to have had Kent Bilbrey record and arrange so much of my writing.  Sadly, he passed away on May 2nd, 2015. He leaves a legacy behind and deserves much respect for his musical contributions in East Tennessee and around the world. A page celebrating his life can be found HERE.

Thank you for reading this and listening to the music. I would love to hear from anyone out there who listens to our music or who is interested in collaboration or needing a writer.