I read, I write, I make art.

The entrance to Canada as we got off the boat

Inspiration

You can find inspiration in the ordinary, and in the unusual. Neither are better for inspiration as long as you get as much out of each as you can.   I got home from my very first cruise on Monday night, and am still doing laundry and putting travel gear… 

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stock photo of colored pencils

First ever “Beta” reader

I recently finished a short story and realized it was time to get myself a Beta reader. The only people who have read my fiction in the past are close friends or relatives, but it was time to see what it felt like to send off a newly finished work… 

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About Me
Fiction writer, coffee addict, cat owner...doesn't every "about me" say that, usually with a cutesy photo? I don't do cutesy. So I'll add to the list: I'm short, stubborn, very unfashionable, clumsy (typing this with a wounded wrist, always have bruises), opinionated, and a humanist. BS degree in Journalism '83, certificate in technical writing, addicted to reading, can't boil water without setting off the smoke alarm, non-skinny, politically active (and annoyingly loud about it). Love comfort, hate camping, wouldn't want to live in a world where chocolate and caramel hadn't been invented.