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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 office assistant positions, city bus driver, museum aide, and substitute teacher, all while attending classes and raising a family, scribbling looked like a suitable diversion.

Prior to my Cali sojourn, I enjoyed life 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).

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).

I opened Tootie-Do Press in 2014, the sister biz to Starstone Lit, my editorial, creative consultation, and publication consultation service (est. 2000). I've kept my nose to the writing and editing grindstone in California, from the sunny Mediterranean climes of San Diego (Dago!) and Orange Counties (Surf City, USA!) to the moody redwood forests of Humboldt County, inspired by the diverse coastal environments.

Where to next? Wherever lovely Gaia and my writing lead me!

 

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Recent Publications

NEW!
Short Story Collection
 :: Love art? Love quirky short stories? ::
 THE CONTEST and OTHER STORIES
               Tootie-Do Press, 2017
       :: Amazon US BW Softcover ::
     :: Amazon UK BW Softcover ::
         :: Distribution by Ingram ::
:: The US Review of Books - Review by Michelle Jacobs ::

Novel

HEART of DESIRE: 11.11.11 REDUX

            Tootie-Do Press, 2014

     :: Amazon Softcover / Kindle ::

 :: Barnes & Noble SoftcoverNook ::

             :: iTunes Bookstore ::

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                     :: Scribd ::

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Short Fiction
 
NEW!
ENTER THE KINGDOM
Issue #12 July 2017
 
CHEATER
with co-author Joe DiBuduo
Fall 2015
 
 
Nonfiction
 
NEW!
R e a d i n g . t h e . F a n t a s t i c, August 2016
 
Sundry Digressions on the Writing Life
 
Poetry
 
DOGGY PRAYER
A GOODBYE PRAYER
Andrews McMeel, 2017
 
A BLESSING FOR OUR FAMILY
June Cotner, Editor
Andrews McMeel, 2015
 
 
 
 See more happenings at News & Reviews! 
 
 
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A word after a word after a word is power.
::: Margaret Atwood
 

Links

Aberystwyth University

Arteles Creative Center

California Writers Club - OC

Jellyfish Day

Literature Wales

New Welsh Review

Prescott College

Professional Writers of Prescott

SCBWI

SCBWI - SoCal

SLS Kenya

 

 

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