Author, Herbalist, Facilitator, Dreamer, Writer, Singer, Crocheter, Belly Dancer
The Island Remains
Whiskey Creek Press
Paperback & e-book
My first book – Minna Pegeen – came out in 2011 and my second book – Bedina’s War – came out August 2012. (Both are published by Comfort Publishing.) I am really looking forward to Bedlam Press's release of Perky's Books & Gifts and Whiskey Creek Press's release of The Island Remains this coming year! I’ve been published in over a dozen magazines and newspapers. I wrote a weekly column for veterans for BellaOnline for three years and occasionally find time to post on my blog. Plus, I facilitate a group for writers: Writers for All Seasons.
Over my thirty years as an educator, I have taught elementary, middle, high, and adult schools and in alternative school sites like DJJ and Teen Pregnancy Centers. I’m certified in Early Childhood, Elementary, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Middle School Integrated Curriculum, Gifted, and Journalism. Right now, I am teaching the greatest kids in the world - at Jewett School of the Arts.My home – Fern Cottage – is certified as a natural habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (which means it provides food, shelter, water, and breeding areas for wildlife and does not use fertilizers or pesticides) and is a haven to many endangered birds, lizards, and plants. Currently, I am foster mother to over a thousand tadpoles (I can differentiate three separate kinds) and share my home with Daisy – my mostly yellow lab and Moonbeam – my mostly Siamese and their gray cat Shadow. My avocado tree is loaded this year and I share fresh pineapples with my friends. My tadpole ponds are not quite as busy this year, but I still am serenaded by thousands of the adult frogs each night.
And my newest endeavor is Belly Dancing!! I absolutely love it.
I hope the feel of this page reflects me -- a woman who lives simply, enjoys good friends and great food and loves to tell stories and sing songs.