Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, Green moved with her family to Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of two and has made Mississippi her home ever since. The crowning of Mississippi’s Cheryl Prewitt as Miss America 1980 presented Green with a unique opportunity to serve her state as Miss Mississippi 1979.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Green enjoyed a successful, award-winning career in marketing and public relations. She returned to school in 1996 to obtain her teacher’s certification and served on the faculty of Jackson Preparatory School for eighteen years. Green received a Master of Social Science degree from Mississippi College and currently serves on the faculty of Hinds Community College.
Green’s first novel, Abandon Not My Soul, was published in March 2012. The book has garnered several awards including a 2013 International Book Award for Religious Fiction, a 2013 National Indie Excellence Finalist Award for Religious Fiction, and a 2013 USA Best Book Finalist Award for Religious Fiction. A member of the Southern Christian Writer’s Association and the American Fictions Writers Association, Green has had over twenty-five articles published in magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. She is a regularly featured writer with Mississippi Christian Living and Our South magazines.
Green and her husband, Mark, have been married for thirty-three years and are the parents of two grown children, a son and a daughter, who are both married. They also have one grandson. Green and her husband are members of First Baptist Church Jackson.