On the tabs above the sky image you will find my writing blog, books or books-in-progress, and a link to my presence blog, “The Heart of the Matter” which directs you to its own site. Under the “Blog” tab, I post brief writing tips, my own (arduous) process with writing, and occasional guest posts. Check back, or even better, click “Follow” to receive a notice when a new post is published.

My new novel, Unleashed, will come out in October, 2017. Click the Unleashed tab to see the cover and read the back-cover blurb.

My memoir Blood Bond, was published in October, 2015. It’s the story of raising my son, Thom, who was born in 1974 with Tetralogy of Fallot, a life-threatening congenital heart defect. He had further medical problems that complicated our lives in ways we could not have imagined. All of this is set against the backdrop of single parenting and multiple marriages; it took me a while to develop into a mature adult. My son certainly helped me do that. The memoir can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/1Q6JTZY in either paperback or Kindle formats.

The writing process has taken me deep within, unearthed strengths and weaknesses I didn’t know I possessed, and pushed me to find courage that had not been there before. I have found writing a healing process, and want to encourage others to write themselves both awake and alive. I teach fiction and memoir to older adults through Santa Rosa Junior College. The classes are free for the students.

If you ask questions or comment, I will respond.

Thanks for stopping by!


3 responses to “Welcome!

  1. Linnie Sternik

    Are you still teaching the fiction writing class on Wright road tomorrow?

  2. Linnie Sternik

    Are you still going to teach a writing class tomorrow at 1:00 on Wright road ?

  3. Greetings I think we should meet! Allow me to introduce myself I live in Santa Rosa I am a psychotherapist, Nia dance teacher, ecisexually curious, storyteller and recently added “a poet” and also raising a son who is now 31 who is born with down syndrome. A student of mine name Bonita gave me your contact information when I told her I was looking for a group of poets in our area and a teacher to help further my journey with poetry. Do you currently run a poetry group or class? Happy holidays to you and your family. I hope we can be each other sometime in the future.

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