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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).

I recently fled the urban wilds of Orange County, near Los Angeles, where I founded Tootie-Do Press and kept my nose to the writing and editing grindstone. I'm now perched in a redwood glade on the Pacific coast of stunning Humboldt County, California.

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).

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

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Recent Publications

Novel

HEART of DESIRE: 11.11.11 REDUX

  Los Angeles: Tootie-Do Press, 2014

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Short Fiction
 
NEW!
ENTER THE KINGDOM
Issue #12 July 2017
 
UPCOMING!
:: Love art? Love quirky short stories?::
Tootie-Do Press invites pre-orders  of 
$3 and $5 options!
 
CHEATER
with co-author Joe DiBuduo
Fall 2015
 
THE UPSTAIRS ROOM
 
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
GILA ANGEL
Issue 4, Spring 2013
 
Poetry
 
GRACE
Viva Editions, 2015
 
SATURDAY MORNING
June Cotner, Editor
Andrews McMeel, 2014
 
A TRUE HUMAN EMERGES
DEVA
A Multi-Faith Anthology
Maja Trochimczyk, Editor
Moonrise Press, 2012 
 
 
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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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