Welcome to my blog. What do I do in the real world? I write short stories, personal essays, and poetry – some of which have been published in literary journals and magazines. Occasionally, I win a contest or two. Occasionally, I’m a judge for a poetry or short story contest.
In 2017, I collaborated on a keepsake book composed of my poetry and the art of watercolorist Lynn Centeno titled All Ways A Woman. My short story collection Creek Songs became an award winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category of the 2022 International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. All are available on amazon.com
Currently, I’m doing a program called “All About Books” for libraries and organizations with authors Joanne Hardy and Rachel Druten. We discuss writing humor, the historical novel, and the short story.
What’s underway? A novel with the working title The Spence Women is currently with my editor.
As a writer in progress, I like learning the craft and seeking the art. As a blogger, I explore writing, life, and stuff we like to ponder. I always feel that writing offers challenge, discovery, inspiration, perspiration, pain, perseverance, a sense of accomplishment . . . and a feeling of wonder!