This WordPress site will be a showcase for my blog posts, published works (current, future, and past), projects, events/readings, classes/workshops, my submissions, and the publishing process.
Due to the restrictions of many publishers, it is not advised for writers wishing to submit a work to publish any version of that work in a public way. For that reason I will not be posting drafts of works I plan to submit or have in the submission process with publishers.
I welcome feedback on items you see on this site and will do my best to reply in a timely fashion. See the “Contact” page here fr information on how we can communicate.
A bit about me:
Like most writers, I am a story-teller at heart. I am also a teacher, problem-solver, and helper at heart.
I enjoy expressing myself in conversation and in writing.
My daughter is now 24, and while I don’t see her as often as I would like to, I cherish what she is in my life and treasure our times together. NOBODY can make me laugh like she can, and I love to laugh!
I have been freelance writing and editing on-and-off on the professional level for over 20 years.
For over 15 years, college-level teaching has been my “day job.” I teach or have taught courses in communication, public speaking, mass media, film studies, logic, developmental English, and creative writing.
A life-changing injury and the resultant surgeries, recovery, and physical rehabilitation forced me to come to terms with aspects of my life as well as time off from work. It took me a while to get to the point where I could feel creative and productive again, but once I did, writing became a HUGE outlet for me and an excellent psychological healing tool. This is one of several “silver linings” that I can take from this supremely challenging time in my life.
A good deal of my poetry has at its core my emotions of love for those closest to me who have stood by me, fear and anger and frustration at my injury, and reflections on people and events I have witnessed during this remarkable and sometimes harrowing chapter in the book of Me.
Thanks for reading! I hope your day has been memorable for only good reasons today.