Always writing. For love of people, travel, and life.

My first novel was three pages long. Something about a monkey.

From there my stories have woven a tapestry of travels and adventures, lives lived well, and poignant memories.

The words are how we peer into the human soul and get a glimpse of real, beautiful, tangled life.

the latest book.
the newest ebook.
short stories & essays.


A short story or two is always in the works. I have dozens of characters in line to audition. I also write novels. Mostly about women, and for women, of all ages.


My essays are about flowers, pencils, balloons. But really about memories, travel, and fears.


This is the most difficult genre to write yet I keep trying. Kids are smart. They know when you are talking down or covering up.

thoughts and reflections.

Curious Paper Clips

Curious Paper Clips

Back in the Stone Age. When I first started writing, sending manuscript submissions via snail mail was the norm. Very few agents or publishers accepted communications through email. Preparing the documents required manila envelopes, the lives of several trees, and...

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Heart Day!

Valentine’s Day can be fraught with expectations—hoping for a Valentine from everyone in the class or from just one special person. Proposals and engagement rings are not always received or accepted. When I met the Valentine of my dreams ❤️ I didn't wait for a special...

The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful

January is a popular month for joining a gym and focusing on our health. The human body is complex. Often, no matter what we do, life doesn't go as planned. Here are some books on the subject. A Different Beautiful by Courtney Westlake—daughter born with a...

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