I’m on the far side of…well, never mind. Suffice it to say I’m retired from teaching high school English and psychology, which I loved. Now, I’ve picked up the pace on an activity I didn’t have a lot of time for before: writing.

In the spirit of full disclosure, some of the fiction I wrote back then could have won the Bulwer-Lytton Prize. (That was the author who perfected fiction’s worst first line: “It was a dark and stormy night….”) My poetry from that era is probably still lining the bottom of bird cages. Since then, however, I’ve improved, publishing novels, short stories, non-fiction essays, and poetry.  

My work has appeared in many print and online publications, such as Months to Years, Pure Slush anthologies, Front Range Review, Dash, and Military Experience and the Arts.  In addition, an essay “Out of the Blue” is in the anthology Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women.

Novels To Know Her (2021), A Handful of Pearls (2022), Hannah’s Eyes (2023), Water the Color of Slate (fall, 2023)