About Me

2008 SCCH BDs 003b

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts many years ago. Growing up in New England was a joy. My parents both had several siblings, and what with their spouses and children, family gatherings were big deals. The fall and winter were great fun, and beautiful. What did we know of the dangers of driving in snow – we were kids.

My older (and only sibling) had just started high school when my parents decided to move to California. They saw it as a land of better opportunity and a chance at a new beginning. My sister and I felt differently.

The move to California was, in fact, a good move. After graduating from high school, I worked for many years. Several years ago, I wanted to get a college degree. I started at Los Angeles Valley College studying computer programming. It wasn’t long before I realized my mind doesn’t do computer programming.

I switched to a major in journalism and I knew I was home. I got my Associate of Arts degree and transferred to San Fernando Valley State College, now California State University, Northridge. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from CSUN.

I am a member of the Golden Pen Writers Guild. It is a group that brings together writers of all ages and people who write in all genres. It is amazing what you can learn if you are willing to listen, and to think. I am also a member of the local Caregiver Support Group. Again, it is what you can learn, even in an apparently overwhelming situation, if you listen with an open mind.

My parents encouraged me to write when I was a young child. They thought paper and pencil would keep me quiet in church. It did. I am still writing, and it is still something I enjoy very much.