It’s only too late if you don’t start now…

I admit it – I’m a late bloomer; Stitches was published on my 60th birthday.

Career path for me consisted of several forks in the road. From an Executive Secretary back in the day, to an HR Director, to a therapist, to running a senior center, I’ve heard tons of stories.

I heard from women about abuse, grief, identity, and re-birth – so much so I became an advocate for the victims of this world – abused women, neglected children, and abandoned animals. I’ve witnessed changes women can create in themselves and in others, even late in life (the second chapter).

My first book, Stitches, is the story of a woman who thought she knew who she was. She was wrong; this story came in a roundabout way. San Diego Heritage Park is in San Diego’s Old Town, a group of six Victorian-era houses that have historical value, but are boarded up and looking very sad. In my head I was in charge of the complex and turned it into an art colony. The first house was dedicated to needlework; thus Stitches was born from both my experience as a bereavement counselor and a needle worker. It was a match.

I went home and began to pound the keyboard, not having a clue what I was doing, but it felt right. That was six years ago. The pandemic forced me to finish the two that come in behind it, Canvas and Pages, and I am now working on the fourth, tentatively called Trinkets.

Palm Springs is a lovely place to retire and contemplate your next chapter. My husband of 42 years and my rescued animals keep me busy and motivated to keep going and make a difference with my one voice. My books talk about social issues I feel strongly about, and I hope they open up discussion and discovery for others.

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