I started writing short stories and taking classes as a hobby in my early 20’s, never dreaming what the future held. I finally got up the nerve to begin submitting my work and was thrilled beyond words when my first short story written for teens was sold in 1990.
Since that time, I’ve written four books, including my award-winning nonfiction book, I’m Your Daughter, Julie, two young adult novels, Time To Cast Away and Just Call Me Goody-Two-Shoes, and a technical book I co-authored, Residential Steel Design and Construction, published by McGraw-Hill. My latest book, Ten Secrets to Losing Weight After 50, was released January 1, 2020 and is available on Amazon now.
In addition, hundreds of my articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines, such as Woman’s World, Cricket, and True Romance, as well as on numerous websites. I was honored to win three journalism awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association while working as a newspaper reporter and this blog, Baby Boomer Bliss, was recognized as one of the top 50 baby boomer blogs on the web by Feedspot in 2019.
I lives in southern California with my husband of 40-plus years and have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
Sailing and traveling are my other passions besides writing. I’ve has been fortunate to go on safari and shark cage diving in Africa, white water rafting on a five-plus rated river in New Zealand, ride a boat under a raging waterfall in Brazil, pet a koala in Australia, walk the Great Wall in China, view Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, scuba dive in the Cayman Islands, and swim with the dolphins in the Florida Keys. I’m always on the lookout for my next adventure!