|Location||Central Coast of California, United States|
|Introduction||I'm a poet, gardener, and freelance writer who lives in California by the coast, in a small town surrounded by pastures, woods, and vineyards. Other things I am: recovering LA magazine editor and recovering alcoholic, wife of a tolerant man, mom to two beautiful daughters, mistress of beagles and cats, lover of mysteries and photography, a survivor of suicide, depression, addiction, and sundry minor ailments. I write for a living and write poetry for life.|
|Interests||Poetry, writing, reading, aging parents, dementia, recovery, gardening, Honest Scrap award, Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Steps, art, literature, adoption, birth mother, adoption reunion, reunion with relinquished children, adoptee reunion|
|Favorite Movies||Local Hero, and everything starring Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn|
|Favorite Music||Sarah Brightman, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, Mozart|
|Favorite Books||Barbara Kingsolver, Louise Erdrich, Ngaio Marsh, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway|
How do you pronounce the 'g' in bologna?
It's more fun if you use the hard G, but whatever you do, it's all baloney in the end!