My early years were in the midwest but I transplanted myself to the east coast and have never regretted the move. I came here with fantasies of my name in lights on Broadway—didn't make it but had fun trying; I did several seasons of summer stock, a bit of minor TV and a short (very short) run off-Broadway, MFA from work at Yale and BU. Marriage and motherhood changed my focus and I turned to a career in education as a more stable choice. Now I am a retired teacher (primarily in the junior high) and am delighted to have time for my own work. It has given me pleasure to see some of it in print, both in journals and anthologies. My husband and I shared a love affair with words during our 45 years of marriage. After his death I was able to get a novel of his published posthumously, and working on that project gave me great satisfaction. Now I have to work on getting my own creative juices going. I take part in 2 writing workshops and they provide some drive, but I have to energize some on my own now to be truly happy. A need to enlarge my parameters and get some new perspectives has led me to taking this step.
My daughter and 2 granddaughters are immensely important to me.
I am a good, supportive friend with a sly, sometimes unexpected sense of humor; an empathetic companion who is easy to be around; a bit of still water, and much, much more.