I discovered a passion for creative writing in high school. My career path led me to other pursuits including teaching, social work and creation and development of programs and services for private, nonprofit and governmental organizations.
My personal and professional life inspired me with ideas for many stories about people and their struggles to not only survive but thrive and find meaning in life. My stories also reflect my interests in nature, travel, hiking dancing and spirituality.
Family and friendships have played a major role in my life and helped me maintain balance and perspective as I navigated the difficulties of being a working single mother and caregiver to my elderly parents and life partner.
My debut novel, Moon Glow, published in 2015 is available on Amazon as a print or e-book as well as libraries and book stores. My short story, The Hobo Shack, won the 2017 Tempe Community Writing Contest for adult fiction and is published in Tempe Writers Forum, Volume 3, available in print and online from the Tempe Library at Tempe.gov/writing contest.
I am a member of the Mesa Writers’ Guild, Sisters In Crime, Desert Sleuths, Southwest Society of Authors and ALWAYS.