Who I Am
I’m a writer and tutor with a passion for so many things it’s hard to pin me down.
My current passion for social media satisfies my need to research, write and art.
Did I say I was an artist? I love to make mosaics, crafts, collage art and other visual media. This allows me to express the Other Artist, the nonverbal, visual self that needs to be heard.
I love cats and have been adopted by a herd of ferrel kitties. Or is it the bacon bacon?
I love to read. My favorite genres are historical fiction, sci fi, fantasy, personal growth and biographies.
As a journalist by trade, I tend to write nonfiction on topics that inspire me.
I've had achievements throughout my life, and didn’t recognize many of them until much later. Now, fully awake, here are a few highlights:
I've worked for three years in “real jobs” and been self employed the rest of the time. I love the freedom and ability to work my own schedule. As a Creative, being self employed allows me to pursue my interests and maintain my sanity.
Business achievements include working with my husband John and developing a company that marketed unique video systems to wildlife biologists. Along the way, we racked up awards and recognition, including:
Entrepreneur Magazine article “Couples Who Work Together”
Featured product photo in The National Geographic
A wonderfully humorous bit on CNN that included a video of a squirrel hurling a rock at a burrow probe that had entered its den.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Achievements.
Passion for publishing
My love of writing took me to Journalism school and a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. My first job was marketing for a book publisher who began his business in a garage. I was fascinated with self publishing and was one of the first kids in our neighborhood to get a Macintosh and join the desktop revolution. I served as editor, book cover and interior designer for over 50 books. Many of them were personal histories that reflected the passions of their writers.
I grew tired of being the midwife and wanted to birth a few books of my own. My early works are now out of print and I am now publishing the Bipolar Almanac series to explore the Artistic Temperament and help people with bipolar disorder.
I teach through my writing
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