I started writing in 2017 after I retired from a career in the design industry. Seeking inspiration, I wandered into a free writing class in my hometown in the Napa Valley, California. One of the writing exercises I did inspired me, and I just kept writing.
A year later, I had a novel finished titled- THE BUTTERFLY WING, a story which explores Napa Valley history. It is soon to be published, and I will be offering some excerpts from the book in the "Writing" section of this site.
I am currently working on a new novel on the subject of climate change titled- THE ECSTASY OF ICE, which chronicles the last year in the life of Anuk, the last polar bear on planet earth, in her first-person point of view.
I am also a lettering artist. I started doing calligraphy in the 80's when it was an artsy- craftsy trend. Thirty years later I picked up my dip pen again and started creating calligraphy art incorporating Asian-inspired shapes, original watercolor washes and the words of the mystics like Buddha and Rumi.
I guess I just love words. Take a look my calligraphy art on the "Modern Calligraphy" tab in the navigation bar.
Writing and visual art is about conveying ideas. Without an audience, a community, a circle of like-minded souls to convey our ideas to... what's the point?
The purpose of this site is to bring together a community of people not only to share my own work, but to discuss, share and inspire all of us.
A special thank you to Ana Manwaring and all of my fellow students in her writing classes, as well as fellow writers in my critique groups, publishing groups and Redwood and Napa Valley Writers.
You gotta read my BLOG which is a fascinating selection of issues that inspired my books such as climate change, women's empowerment, history and the natural world.
Check out my Instagram, Facebook and twitter links below for photos of new calligraphy and posts about my ongoing creative journey.
I would be tickled pink if you would join my monthly reader list. I will send out a page or two from one of my novels every month. Your comments are welcome!