~ My Story ~

Welcome to my web site, "Allison's Heart." Here you will find poems that express what is truly in my heart. I have been writing since age fourteen and have not stopped since.

My early childhood was spent in Anchorage, Alaska and then later, Adel, Georgia, where I graduated from Cook High School in 1969.

After leaving Alaska, I became a Daughter of the South and have lived there since. In the summer of 2001, we moved from our long time home in Durant, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

Hurricane Katrina turned many lives upside down in the summer of 2005. We left Biloxi for good following that horrible storm and now reside in Houston, Texas, near our two adult daughters.

I have been married to the same man many years and we have three adult children, twin daughters, a son and three grandaughters. There are photos of my family in this site.

My greatest fulfillment is in writing. I have written hundreds of poems as well as several short stories and songs. My High School Journalism teacher, Reba Patton Mason saw something in my work that I didn't see at that time. Her encouragement during those formative years pushed me to continue writing.

Many long year of soul-searching and writing followed, as I watched the reactions of people to my poems. That and the encouragement of many friends was enough to convince me that I needed to move forward in pursuit of my career.

I wrote for Home Interiors and Gifts for many years, with them selling my poetry as framed prints.

In the spring of 2005, I signed a contract to provide my work to a new company, KIMBELINA.COM . I look forward to a long career in working with this wonderful family-owned business.

I have a philosophy...You get nowhere in life by yourself...It is the grace of God and the love and encouragement of those who have walked with me through this life that brought me to this place. I have learned that if you share your heart, you will be richer for it...Sow love and compassion and it will come back to you many times again. Keep nothing for yourself, but give and it will be given back to you, enveloped in boundless love and joy.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little about me and will enjoy my writings. Now, come into my home on the web and find out even more about what is on "Allison's Heart."

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Another by Carol