Hello and welcome! I am a retired addictions and mental health clinician who has worked in the human services field for over thirty years. But I am first and last a writer who now writes full-time.
The quest for peace and wholeness profoundly affects me, whether I am face-to-face with others or involved in other creative and spiritual activities. Healing happens in this world. We can all be part of the process.
Language can illuminate and renew life. It has never been more crucial for all to find one’s voice and be heard, especially those who’ve lost personal power and with it, hope. A central tenet of my living is that God resides within us and when we recognize this we are more able to give and receive compassion/Divine Love. Nature, too, informs me well with enrichment of body, mind and soul. I’ve not had an easy life; I was born with flaws as well as assets, as we all are. I choose to embrace life, and to share the wonderments that unfold within and without.
I am passionate about the arts with a history of engagement in music, dance, theater and visual arts as well as writing. I have published fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. It was an honor to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a novel-in-progress excerpt published in an issue of the anthology VoiceCatcher.
I’m happy to have you along for this adventure and the tales it reveals. I hope you find something of interest. Let me know your thoughts as you read, as well.