I was just recently featured on Amazon's Home Page as a success story for their self-publishing business!
I'm really honored to have been selected and I hope the story about my memoir, Longhand, and the winding, bumpy road that brought our family and my writing to this point will inspire young and old readers and writers alike. You can read Amazon's feature story about by clicking the link below!
Thank you for visiting my website. Here's a glimpse of my background:
I grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, two blocks from the ocean. I've always loved to make up stories [ask my family!], telling my younger brother and sister whoppers that would leave them wide-eyed. My first rejection letter at age eleven was for a poem I wrote in class when I was supposed to be doing a math assignment. First job was in Fourth Grade in the school cafeteria, washing dishes and trays. Over the years, a myriad of odd jobs included telephone operator, lifeguard, camp counselor, reporter, book reviewer & columnist for the LA Times--whew--and finally, author!
Writing for children has been a dream come true. I still get to be a kid with wild imaginings, but also a teacher of sorts. Historical fiction is a great way to blend facts with storytelling, and even though sad and rough things happen in history, I always end on a happy note. It's the optimist in me, wanting to show kids there's hope and redemption in the least likely places.
Married for three-plus decades, my husband and I have two adult sons and two golden retrievers. We like to take walks!