Feeling the summer vibe in pink.

I started life…

in a small town in Central Oregon and have lived in Los Angeles for the past 45 years with my husband (and best buddy), where together we manage our private chiropractic practice, write, do artistic stuff and look forward to moving to the country where we can, once again, take long, slow walks, have a garden, a cat and a dog. In my life, I’ve practiced yoga, meditation, Improv theater, dressage, been a Life Coach, and went back to school at age 52 to complete my BA in Creative Writing at Vermont College. Over the years my poems have appeared in over fifty publications. In 2009 I was honored to have my poem, I Would Tell You, selected for The Best of the Web 2009. My first chapbook, Life in Two Parts was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition and Walrus Books published a full-length book of poems Talk of Snow in 2015.

My current chapbook She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep was selected by Judge Gail Wronsky for Tebot Bach as the 2020 winner of their Clockwise Chapbook Contest. I wrote these poems in the early days and weeks of the Coronavirus pandemic, pecking at my IPad before I drifted off to sleep at night. These 28 poems chronicle the small and large moments of a woman’s day-to-day, a way to express what was experienced as both real and earthly, as well as the internal, the spirit, the imagination that takes flight on the wings of birds.