It’s Not All About Me!

“In my little garden pretty” was the first line to the very first poem I ever wrote as a 7-year-old. I love words and making them work for me. Originally from Pennsylvania, I am a coal miner’s daughter. Now residing in Lakewood, Colorado, I happily write at a mile high. I am on sabbatical from a 5-year stint as an editor/writer for a Women’s Ministry monthly newsletter. I’m a professional editor and proofreader who has had several poems published in literary publications. When I was much younger, I aspired to be a baton twirler when I grew up. I partially fulfilled that dream by having fulfilling careers in the education world (middle school through university level) where I had to spin as fast as I could to keep up with the students and advancements in teaching!

My horse Morning Starr and my 18-year-old feral cat, Mewzette, occupy some of my time when I am not wordsmithing.