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PODCAST “The Passion for Writing”: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers interviewer Mark Stevens talks with me at “The Passion for Writing,” how I’ve developed my writing and what I get back from it The half-hour show is free on the website My passion for writing began in childhood and led to my career in nonprofits focusing on public and community relations and marketing, but now concentrates on fiction.

READERS’ CORNER, DECEMBER, SHORT STORIES. Neglecting reading? Start small with a short story for Short Story Day, 12/21. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, the Pulitzer-Prize winner’s short works that appeared for decades in The New Yorker, spotlighting the human experience in touching and enlightening looks around the globe. Another New Yorker regular, Mavis Gallant: The Collected Stories is known for work full of rich details about setting and character in decades from the 30s to the 90s. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century, an entertaining assembly of 27 short stories to appeal to any sci-fi fan. Love, Lies and Murder, from thriller novelist Leslie Wolfe, delivers eclectic, tightly-written short stories, weaving suspense, conflict and heartfelt emotion. See;, or

FACE MASKS, DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW: Another opinion (mine) about how much we can or should depend on masks during this pandemic. From the Beacon Senior News in Grand Junction. What do you think?     

Colorado Sun publishes my essay about masks: Go to Colorado Sun published my essay about masks. “Write On!”, “Our reactions to coronavirus only give us the illusion of control.”

NEW PODCAST:  I discuss my journey and how having a passion in life helps me and others gain purpose and excitement on the Femininjja Project. Visit

PAPERBACK NOW AVAILABLE! A feisty single mom clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. But when a raging flood threatens their survival, they learn the true meaning of partnership. Available in  paperback as well as ebook. To order, visit Amazon, or Totally Bound, ,or other online retailers. 

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