I am an evolving human, transformed mother, novice (indoor, so far) rock climber, ardent reader, and a writer exploring ancient, controvertible history, mysteries of the land that is now Ukraine and the Black Sea, and past life phenomena.
It’s been quite the journey to get here. I lived my first twenty-nine years in beautiful and secure ordinariness, enjoying a pleasant childhood (circle of friends, family camping trips, community), school and job success (BA Chemistry, MS Hazardous Waste Management, cancer research, environmental site cleanup, hazardous waste disposal), easy friendships, and a happy marriage (going strong). Motherhood landed me in a new land. Each of my children arrived with a clear mission and unique way of being. None developed in accordance with timelines or charts. Life as I knew and envisioned it, ended, awareness, expanded, and the journey of a lifetime began. (Read all about it: Swan Mothers: Discovering Our True Selves by Parenting Uniquely Magnificent Children.)
This website is dedicated to the journey of my current writing projects.
Inspired by paleoanthropological evidence, cutting-edge DNA science, past-life research, Black Sea mysteries, and Ukrainian mythology, Spinning Stardust (Book 1 of The Weaving Gold Chronicles) combines a speculative pre-historic woman’s journey with a modern-day woman’s awakening experiences.
The Happy Place
The Happy Place (Light-Hearted Women’s Fiction) is a feel-good story modeled after Gelett Burgess’s 1906 novel A Little Sister of Destiny. In Burgess’s story, a young heiress amuses herself by facilitating romances for women in New York City. My modern-day heroine earned her own fortune and knows that women’s desires extend beyond finding the perfect husband. In the Appalachian foothills, she creates The Happy Place, merging twin desires of helping women live their dreams and creating a workplace (a greenhouse that specializes in roses) for her autistic son and his friends. In turn, she gains what she’s always craved: a sisterhood of savvy women who embrace her.
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