About Starla

Thank you for taking a moment to learn a little about me. I live in Wichita, Kansas, what I consider to be the heart of America. From the middle of the country, I can easily go east, west, north, or south and I often do so.

I am a storyteller for kids and kids at heart, being one myself. Drawing on my deep enjoyment of life and its challenges, I create relatable and entertaining books, short stories, and anthologies.

Through the years, I have dabbled in many temporary careers until I stumbled upon what makes me happiest: writing. Along with penning stories, I enjoy working in my community as a long-time volunteer with Senior Services of Wichita. This started with receiving a B.S. degree in gerontology from Wichita State University.

One of my favorite areas of volunteering is teaching senior adults to find enjoyment in writing, whether it is in memoirs, poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. My students truly humble me with their curiosity and willingness to try something new. Age is not a restriction to learning and taking a chance at doing something outside your comfort zone.

What I Write

I am a multi-published author of eight books, including six children’s books in two book series: Blossom and Matilda, and Lucy and Sophia. I have also published two anthologies of relationship stories about mature adults over age 60, and have compiled three story collections from seniors in the Wichita, Kansas area.