After twenty-five years of teaching elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes, I gave up the five days a week routine and many hours of planning and correcting papers. Now, I am a part-time field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. My schedule is flexible so I have more time to write fiction and to teach creative writing classes for adults in Dublin, California.
I have won several awards in short story contests and my short stories and essays are published in various anthologies. You can find “Enough Time for Christmas” and “The Crumpled Card” in Harlequin’s 2012 and 2013 Christmas anthologies. “Fried Chicken Talks” is published in the 2013 California Writers Club Literary Review. The Las Positas College 2012 Anthology published “His Seeds” and the 2013 edition included my “Stepping Stones”. The 2014 edition published “George W. Did It”. I’ve had short stories accepted annually in the City of Oakland Anthologies since 2006.
I have membership in California Writers Club and I’ve volunteered as head of registration at the San Francisco Writers Conference for nine years.
My favorite free time activity is to curl up on the couch with my Russian Blue cat, Spiriti, and read novels by Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Hood, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Patchett, and Ransom Stephens to name a few of many favorite authors.
Look for my women’s fiction book, HADA’S FOG, available in February, 2017. My anthology called, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES includes work by my writing friends and is available on Amazon, Kindle, or at local bookstores. My new projects are a YA novel called LILLI, a paranormal romance called NORMAN IN THE PAINTING, an anthology called CHOICES, and a collection of life stories to inspire audience engagement that I haven’t titled yet.
I help speakers and writers to increase engagement with their audience and/readers. An on-line course will be available in summer, 2017.
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