As a child abuse survivor who was once depressed and suicidal, with the aid of friends, therapy, risk and challenge, I now live life to the fullest!
Dad thought I’d never leave Ohio for Colorado, then move to California, then backpack through Central America, and end up in a four-wheel drive with only my cat through Alaska.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
I write about people who struggle to find their place in the world and learn to thrive!
Normal is dull
What do I read?
A lot. My favorite is historical fiction about people struggling in a world created with lots of excellent research. I want to know what it was like to live in the past, and I am never finished learning.
Barbara Kingsolver’s latest, Demon Copperhead, was breathtaking!
My favorite online sites to find good books:
- Book Reporter
- Foreword Reviews
- Midwest Book Review
- The Indie View
- Wild Sage Book Blog
My tuxedo cat buddy, Dickens, is my helper and muse.
I followed my heart and went for experiences every chance I got and created chances when they didn’t appear.
I am a member of:
- Critique Circle
- She Writes
- Southern Arizona Arts Guild
- Women Fiction Writers Association
- Women Writing the West
- Authors Guild