Hi there! First off, I am the proud mom of two amazing young men. They are my reason for living. Lucky for them (and for me) they both have incredible young women by their sides. I also am the happy "Mom" to a ten-year-old labradoodle who is my beach-walking companion and best buddy.
As most authors say, I've been writing most of my life. My mom often told me of how I would sit at the table and write before I even knew how to put the letters together. I would tell her that they were my stories and when she asked what they said, apparently I would rattle off stories to her.
Before you wonder if what I write is autobiographical, of course it is - every single word. Nah! It's a combination of real-life and imagination, a little wishful thinking and some "wouldn't want that to happen." Occasionally, friends might find their names used but the characters aren't based on their personalities either.
Parenting for High Development: Multiple Articles on Issues Pertaining to Giftedness and to Twice-Exceptionality
Gifted Child Quarterly: Articles on Parenting Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Children
National Association for Gifted Children's Parent and Community Newsletters: Editor and Frequent Author
Literary Journal Reflections at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Portland, Maine: Short Story entitled "The Perfect Gift"
Fort Bend Magazine: Essay on Note Writing
Woman's World: "Happy Birthday to Me"
Faraway Love, published in 2021
All through the years, I have been writing fiction for my own enjoyment. Looking through my files recently, I walked down Memory Lane remembering writing Women's Fiction, Mystery, Crime Fiction, an Espionage-Thriller, Essays, Short Stories, and Editorials. Most of these were never finished, but the kernels are there - 2 - 200 pages each, completed and waiting for me to return to them.
A couple of years ago, one of my sons said to me, "Mom? You know how you always taught us to finish what we start?" (I sensed a trap but I jumped right into it.) "How come you don't? You have been writing my entire life and very few of the stories have ever been published."
Wow! That was a wake-up call. So, now I'm taking out my work, one at a time, finishing and polishing each page, and seeking representation for publishing. One of the parenting books I started was entitled "Do As I DO, not as I SAY". It's time I lived up to my own advice. With the successful Faraway Love published last year, I am now following up with Running Home. The mystery of the story lies in where the protagonist considers "home".
The Most Special People and Places in My Life
Robbie & Leah
Andy, Katie, and Duke
My Coastal Maine
My Mom and My Best Buddy, Oreo