I, the Writer
I am the author of The Wormhole Adventures: Travel Is Relative. It is a children's educational chapter book. In it, three siblings meet Barnaby, a raven. Together they travel through a wormhole to another time. They meet the famous physicist, Albert Einstein. Einstein introduces the kids to his theories using easy to understand concepts. I've received several letters from readers in the U.S. to Ireland and England who enjoyed my book and asked for more.
I am an IT person by day and writer by night. I won a state essay contest in the 6th grade and writing has been my obsession ever since. I have written articles for local and trade publications over the past 25 years. I have been a member of International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) for the past eight years. I have attended many writing workshops, most recently, one given by Jane Friedman, former editor of Writer’s Digest. I have been a member of the Mars Society for several years and won the “Why Mars” writing contest in 2004. My writing was included in their book On To Mars 2. I am also a contributor to the top selling new book Choosing Easy World published by St. Martin’s Press and written by Julia Rogers Hamrick. My mentor and former People Magazine writer, the late Caroline Dow, encouraged me to follow my heart and to write with a purpose I have a BS degree in the field of communications. I’ve studied philosophy, metaphysics, psychology, quantum physics, and comparative religions over the past 40 years. I have also studied crows and ravens in order to understand them.
I sought out Dr. John Marzluff, professor at the University of Washington who starred in the PBS special about crows. He graciously answered my questions about ravens which helped me be more accurate within my stories.
Communications degree with a minor in advertising
IT and computer technician
Winner of the "Why Mars" essay contest sponsored by the Mar's Society
Writing is what I was born to do. My words and thoughts beg to be released. I keep a notebook handy when inspiration hits. As a result, I have volumes of stories, poetry and philosophical dissertations which are a great release to me. My novel, Finley: A Raven's Tale, came to me in a dream. It was very emotional and detailed. I wrote down everything I could remember. I've since wove in a lifetime of research and inspiration. Finley is similar to Johnathon Livingston Seagull or Animal Farm where the animals are the main characters and a point is being made. Writing is part of who I am and it is my purpose for being.
I love authors who write with a purpose. Their tales make one pause and think. I also love a good autobiography. A book must elicit emotion of some kind. It should draw in the reader above all else.
Some authors I love are Richard Bach, Daniel Keyes, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, H.G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry just to name a few.
I love to make a point through allegories. I used ravens in my stories simply because I've studied ravens and crows and found them to be very intelligent creatures. I've also had several visions or dreams containing these wonderful birds which inspired me to write stories around them.
I am a member of IWWG, the International Women's Writing Guild. I've been a member of The Mar's Society for many years.
I've published several freelance articles in local and trade publications.
I am a contributor to the book Choosing Easy World by Julia Rogers Hamrick.
I published the children's chapter book The Wormhole Adventures: Travel Is Relative
I have a poem published in On To Mars 2 a Mar's Society book compiled by Robert Zubrin
The Wormhole Adventures: The Dickens You Say
Finley: A Raven's Tale
I am seeking an agent and publisher for my two projects. Both books are completed and ready for publication.