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About me

Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer and Cat Lover
Location Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri, United States
Introduction Since childhood, I've wanted to be a published writer. That's happened for me, and now I long to be a published novelist. I don't know if that will ever happen. I can only trust that Oneness will bless my life. What I've learned in a long life is that being published is simply the creamy frosting on the carrot cake. It's the craft of writing that gives me sustenance—it's both the layered cake and the lasting contentment.
Interests Holding a cat and feeling his or her contentment flow into me; writing about cats and their antics and unconditional love; walking; reading; baking yeast bread, scones, and quickbread; trying new vegetarian recipes; crocheting; watching Masterpiece and Mystery on PBS; visiting with friends and chatting with them on the phone; sitting on the sun-drenched patio and observing the birds visiting the feeders and the wind ruffling the leaves; finding new restaurants that have delicious vegetarian food; vacationing near water; camping in state and national parks; working sudokus, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and logic problems; finding new mystery writers; drinking tea; visiting art museums; painting watercolors, and deocrating my home with new watercolors and prints.
Favorite Movies The Harry Potter movies, the Jason Bourne series, "Fantasia"
Favorite Music "Nessun dorma, " Gregorian Credo 4, "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, music by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Hart, Rogers and Hammerstein, the Beatles, kd lang, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Mary O'Hara, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Johnny Mathis, Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, John Denver, Michael Joncas
Favorite Books Books about cats such as "Dewey" and "The Fur Person"; Mysteries by Julia Spencer-Fleming, Jacqueline Winspear, Deborah Crombie, Charles Todd, Rennie Airth, Louise Penny, Dick Francis, Linda Fairstein, Simon Beckett, Giles Blunt, Susan Hill, Grace Brophy, Margaret Coel, Michael McGarrity, Jane K. Cleland, Peter Robinson, P. J. Tracy, Elena Forbes, Elly Griffiths, Erin Hart, Sara J. Henry. Thrillers by Daniel Silva. Poetry by Emily Dickinson, Gertrude von Le Fort, Charles Peguy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Billy Collins, Wistawa Szymborska, Robert Frost, Yvette Nelson, and Daniel Berrigan. Anything written by Pema Chodron, Roger Rosenblatt, Rick Bragg, Rosamunde Pilcher, Maeve Binchy, Fannie Flagg, Jan Karon, and Ken Follett.