Enormous Novel News!

Enormous Novel News!

Dear Friends, I’m excited to share with you all the great things that are happening with my books. The Silver Shoes After toiling over many drafts I have finally turned in the manuscript to my marvelous publisher, She Writes Press. The Silver Shoes launch event...
Grandma G. – A Personal Narrative

Grandma G. – A Personal Narrative

I wrote this piece in 2012 while taking Judy Reeves Wild Women Wild Voices Workshop. I’m glad to share it with you now. Grandma G. was quite a character. In fact I have a character in my next novel, The Silver Shoes, based on her larger than life personality! ...
Why I Love to Garden

Why I Love to Garden

One of my earliest spiritual memories is standing in my mother’s rose garden when a butterfly landed on my shoulder. I felt just like another one of her flowers. I don’t think I inherited her green thumb, but I did inherit my love of gardening from her. I love...
A Memoir Flash Piece

A Memoir Flash Piece

This piece explains why I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was eighteen and also why I’ve always driven like a little old lady. I am pleased and proud that this memoir flash was just published in A Year in Ink, Volume 10. Thank you San Diego...
A Birdhouse Poem

A Birdhouse Poem

The Birdhouse After a long winter I fill the sweet wooden birdhouse and wait for the oriole to return. I shoo away the squirrel that climbs upon the rusty metal stand. Keep to your acorns, I say. There are plenty. Squawking lapis jay comes next drops bits of seed to...