A Bit About Me and My Family…

Debby Gwaltney: I’m a married mother of three girls, ages 19, 17 and 6. We live in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. I’ve been an writer all my life, writing in all sorts of topics including painting, finance, fashions (mostly) etc. I have an Associate Degree in English and worked in the field for 21 years, including as a writer for a major newspaper in South Florida for almost six years, and then as the composing manager for a much smaller newspaper in Russellville, Arkansas. I have been blogging since May 1989. Now, I devote myself full-time to blogging and designing jewelry.

Tim Gwaltney:  Tim is my loving husband of seven years.  He is my number one fan.  He is very supportive and helpful to our blogging campaign.  Tim personally built the lampworking studio, the workbench, the glass storage system, installed the ventilation systems, the numerous bead shelves and storage systems in my office.  He also chops the wood to keep the studio warm in the winter.  Tim is the BEST hubby in the world!

Chelsea Lurker: Chelsea, age 17, is an A student at Lamar High School in Lamar, Arkansas. Chelsea is very artistic. She enjoys working with pastels and colored pencils, and has plans to attend college or art school.

Rachel Lurker: Rachel, age 19, attends the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.  Rachel is very interested in blogging also.  Her interests are art, photography and cosmetology.  She is undecided what career path to follow, so at this time she is pursuing a business degree.

Pets:  Currently we have Sassy, a 15 year old Siamese cross cat, Fidget, an 8 year old black and white cat, and Phoenix, a 1 year old orange tabby.

I am so blessed to have a houseful!