Hilda Osborne


Hilda Osborne was born Hilda Jean Patterson on September 25, 1951, in Nashville, Tennessee.  She grew up in  and around Nashville, and graduated from Hume-Fogg Technical (now Hume-Fogg Academic) High School in 1970.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Organizational Management from Tusculum College in 1994, and a Master's Degree in Adult Education in 2008.

Ms. Osborne is a cancer survivor.  After a routine colonoscopy, she was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2009.  The cancer  was removed and she underwent chemotherapy during the summer of 2009.  She is currently doing well with no recurrence of the cancer.  She has since become a strong advocate of routine colonoscopies and participates in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events to help raise funds for cancer cure research.

Ms. Osborne plays many roles in life.  She works full-time at her day job and squeezes in time for writing when she can.  She is an active member of her church, and she loves to travel, especially to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  She enjoys tending to her flowers and indulges in her hobby of photography. 

Along with her husband Steve, they have three children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  

Her published works include:

TICKLEBELLY HILL, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Author House (formerly 1st Books Library)
ISBN 1-4033-9077-0, February 2003

Best Friends, a poem, published in The Language of Memory, A Compilation of Poetry
ISBN 0-7951-5041-5, 2001

In His Service, article published in Monday Morning, a Presbyterian magazine (no longer in print) November 1997

She is a member of:

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwood

German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee

Roane County Writers Club



Other Interests:

Lakewood Kennels



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