Why I Wrote a Trilogy

Why I Wrote a Trilogy

It’s official! I’ve written a trilogy. Who knew? Fifteen years ago, when I started out on this writing journey I sure didn’t. After teaching for twenty years, I thought I’d write a children’s book or possibly a memoir about my classroom...
Meteor Show Poem

Meteor Show Poem

Perseid Night Sky Middle of meadow inside sleeping bag, I gaze at Milky Way glittering sequins above. A meteor shower is due and so I watch and wait for falling stars to bless me with passionate streaks of luscious light. Time floats by, dew gathers, I want to slumber...
Being Seen Naked – A Personal Narrative

Being Seen Naked – A Personal Narrative

When I was young my family would go to the Chuck Wagon on Midway for the all-you-can-eat 99 cent buffet. But on my sixth birthday my parents took me to the secret room there, the Gaslight Supper Club. They wanted me to see the world’s most famous hypnotist who had...
Interview for San Diego Writers Festival

Interview for San Diego Writers Festival

Saturday, 4/13/19 I was honored to speak on a panel at the first San Diego Writers Festival held at the downtown Central Library. Here is an interview Susan J. Farese of SJF Communications wrote for the Festival’s website that I thought you might enjoy reading....
I’m Getting a Kick Out of Promoting “The Silver Shoes”

I’m Getting a Kick Out of Promoting “The Silver Shoes”

I’ve attended over twenty-two book events since The Silver Shoes came out last June. It’s been fulfilling to meet with readers and speak about my books. And I’m grateful to the independent bookstores, libraries and private homes that have hosted me....
Two Fun Bird Poems

Two Fun Bird Poems

Bad Blue Jay From bare birch B-52-sized blue jay bomb dives, scatters tiny finches from feeder to giant oak. Seeds fly. Triangle headdress waves atop king’s pate as he laughs at his evil deed. I want to shoo him to go but know it’s just our nature’s way.    ...