About

I entered my “writing” phase in the back half of life, tossing advanced degrees in the sciences right out the window. Wow, what a ride! Who thought capturing humor and hardship on a page could be such a decadent indulgence? It began with articles, anthology contributions, and curriculum, where one of the ten shorter people, which call me Nana, often helped made a point. More recently, snarky nonfiction has stepped aside for a season of fictional adventure.

I’m native to Arizona, partial to all things outdoors, and never refuse a good hike if it includes grandchildren. Or dark chocolate. I recently traced my ancestry to the very farm in New York which serves as the setting for my first novel, The Panther Indian Pact.

You will find  awardsanthology chapters, articles, and current projects under the published writings tab. Check out what I’m working on now.