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 "reality" and "imagination."
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 grocery clerk, 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, fiddling with the art of writing looked like a suitable diversion.
I found it enchanting to scribble away on a
magical forested ridge above Cardigan Bay in beautiful County Ceredigion while earning an MA in Creative Writing from the
University of Wales, Aberystwyth (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 from Prescott College (1999).
Where to next? Wherever lovely Gaia leads me!
Issue 4, Spring 2013
Sundry Digressions on the Writing Life
CROWING ABOUT RAVENS
Vol.15, No. 2, Winter 2011
Great Explorers of the World Series
Tribute to Orpheus 2
The Memory Eaters
GREAT SPIRIT'S BUTTERFLIES
Southport Press, 2011
THE SNOW GLOBE
Rainstorm Press, 2011
A TWISTED GARDEN
MayDecember Publications, 2011
A TRUE HUMAN EMERGES
A Multi-Faith Anthology
Maja Trochimczyk, Editor
Moonrise Press, 2012
A POET'S PRAYER
June Cotner, Editor
Chronicle Books, 2011