WRITE OR DIE!
Each writer has
a different approach to the writing craft. For me, the creative process is as essential as taking my
next breath. I write to understand, exploring life's mandala through the perspectives of dreaming,
imagination, and "reality."
At ages three and four,
I traced the chrome letters on my family's Philco refrigerator with my forefinger, eager to learn to read.
Though quick with the alphabet, I puzzled over sounding out "the" in first grade. With dogged determination, I blasted
past the obstacles of ADD and became an avid reader and writer.
I began my literary career writing
bad poetry in Des Moines, Iowa at age ten. After working as a waitress, grocery clerk, ranch caretaker, nursing assistant
and home health aide, a variety of clerical and secretarial positions, city bus driver, museum aide, and substitute teacher,
all while attending classes and raising a family, scribbling looked like a suitable diversion.
Enchanted by magical County Ceredigion,
I scribbled away on a forested ridge above Cardigan Bay while earning an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth
University, Wales (2010).
Prior to landing in the
surburban wilds near Los Angeles, I lived in a star-studded, high desert valley in the central Arizona
highlands, where I earned a BA in Anthropology with emphasis in Museum Studies, and breadths in the Humanities and Liberal
Arts, from Prescott College (1999).
Where to next? Wherever lovely
Gaia and my writing leads me!