The Personal Side of Me After twenty years in the corporate world, I hugged co-workers and said goodbye. I wanted to pursue something new, so waitress, secretary, fashion designer, merchandiser, teacher, college administrator, marketing manager, and software architect were not possibilities. Plus, I wanted an endless learning curve. Something that held my interest for a long time. Writing fiction and glass blowing rose to the top of the list. As it turned out, I found a writing coach before I found a glass blower.
Now, I divide my time between my Arizona writing cottage and being on the road with Ed, my husband, and Luca, our Miniature (not in his mind) Schnauzer. We find out-of-the-way places from Labrador to the tip to Baja to make camp. Together, we’ve logged thousands of miles, climbed tiny mountains, paddled lakes and peaceful rivers, followed cow paths, hiked forest trails, slept in tents by the sea, conquered sand dunes, and made new friends. Twenty-one times we have crossed the U.S; four of those over the top of Lake Superior. Over time, we've upgraded from backpack/tent to the cushy accomodations of an SUV, and finally, a 17' Casita trailer. Time will tell if we prefer creature comfort to off-the-beaten-path, high-ground clearance, camping.
Bio I grew up on a dairy farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. As a child, I conversed daily with my imaginary characters, Spry and Silver Dust, two names I heard while listening to the radio with my grandmother. I spent my not-in-school hours working in the barn, the fields, riding my bike or my horse. Reading for pleasure came to me after college. Since leaving the farm, I have lived in small towns, hip cities, and on the Ashokan Reservoir spillway, which does not fit any classification but very remote and undeniably cool.
Lifetime Learning Spring vacations with my great-aunts in New York City A childhood of 4-H projects Mentors from Oregon to NY Fashion Institute of America, AA State University of New York at New Paltz, BA University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, MBA Reading and talking about books with anyone, anywhere