Author, Herbalist, Facilitator, Dreamer, Writer, Singer, Crocheter, Belly Dancer
Five books in five years, plus an anthology.
I am definitely following my bliss.
I’ve been published in over a dozen magazines and newspapers. I wrote a weekly column for veterans for BellaOnline for three years and now write the ScienceFiction/Fantasy Books column there. I am the owner of Denouement Literary Agency, LLC "Where Authors & Publishers Tie the Knot!" and am the Editor of two traditional small press publishing houses: BLISS Books (Building Life-long Inspirational and Successful Strategies) and Portals Publishing (The Best Books Are Portals to New Worlds). I figured that, if I can get 5 books published in 5 years by traditional small presses, it is my honor to help others do the same.
Over my three decades 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 Robotics and Spanish to 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 mini-panther Shadow and hunter extraordinaire Sterling and foundling Peek-a-boo (whom Sterling rescued). 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.
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.