Tiny Dancer

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Industry Arts
Occupation Dancer, Author
Location Millboro Springs, Virginia, United States
Introduction My first job was awesome: Little Red Riding Hood. My career went downhill from there. Though I seldom believe war is the answer, my first career job was buying missiles. I proudly managed an environmental engineering firm focused on improving air quality; I was horrified to work at a quarry blasting a beautiful canyon. I adored co-hosting a Big Band Swing radio show with an amazing mentor and on my solo nights, I read Spanish poetry to El Paso and Juarez. I have years of war stories as a general civil law practitioner in PA & was a lawyer for a fast company in Austin during the dot.com era. I loved teaching business law to grad students at UTEP. I had mixed feelings about being a substitute teacher in rural VA, but it allowed me to be near my young children in their years of uncertainty after my husband died in a hiking accident. I liked being the Concierge and Historian at an elegant resort. Managing a community library was very cool. I was in my element on my organic vineyard and farm, decimated by deer during a five-year stint of managing a luxury apartment community on the water in St. Pete. I wrote my first novel during my tenure there: Renting the Veil.
Interests Viticulture, astronomy, traveling.
Favorite Movies Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith's Dream of Life, Wings of Desire
Favorite Music I love so much music, from symphony and opera to bluegrass and rap, including of course blues, rock, jazz, fusion. Bach's double violin concerto especially moves me.
Favorite Books Renting the Veil, Oliver's Travels Boos One and Two. Haha...and quite a few more! Am presently enjoying Saul Bellow's Henderson the Rain King. and listening to Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy on audiobook while driving.