desert mountain writing

Along with music, writing has long been my companion. I’ve been writing and performing since I was a little kiddo: poetry, plays, journals, song lyrics. I’ve written and published arts related articles in various journals and magazines as well as been editor of several arts related and non-profit newsletters.

I’ve taught lots of integrative/interactive masterclasses and workshops using music, rhythm, poetry, words and free form collage to all age groups, and greatly enjoy seeing students engaged in the transformative power of the arts. I also do freelance editing, often as a result of word of mouth referrals.

In addition, I have worked with writers and writers groups scattered across the country, varying in degrees of professionalism but all nurturing my needs as a writer.  Most recently, I founded FloWriters, a group intended to further the development of local writers and encourage camaraderie within the arts community.

The start of my fiction writing journey

A crazy-fun noveling adventure


In November 2012, I took the challenge to write a novel (50,000 words) in thirty days…my first experience with National Novel Writing Month.  NaNoWriMo yielded not only a winners badge as displayed on this page, but a new zeal for writing in general; no doubt leading to the birth of this website blog.

Current works in progress include: Swimming with Swans – vignettes of our journey between homes (non-fiction), The Peach Orchard Project (fiction), and The Woman Who Didn’t Belong (fiction).