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 twice a week.
I have won seven awards in short story contests, and editors of several anthologies published my short stories and essays. 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 dual membership in California Writers Club and I’ve volunteered at the San Francisco Writers Conference for eight 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 2015. I’ve published an anthology called, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. It includes work by my writing friends, and is available on Amazon, Kindle, or local bookstores. My new projects are a YA novel called LILLI, and a paranormal romance called NORMAN IN THE PICTURE. I’m collecting entries to my next anthology with a theme of choices.
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