Events and Links

“The sun will not rise or set without my notice and my thanks.” – artist Winslow Homer

My Work and Activities

  • 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.
  • Writers’ Workshop at Castle Rock Writers. I presented in July 2019 on “Out-of-Date Stereotypes in Character Development,” sponsored by the Castle Rock Writers. Contemporary writing often continues to be dogged by out-of-date stereotypes, but there are methods to enliven writing.

  • Never Retreat book launch, Barnes & Noble, May 2018

  • Denver Woman’s Press Club salon, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” November 2016, with authors Meg Benjamin and Jean Jacobsen.

Organizations, Resources, Fun

  • 3 Quarks Daily: a compilation of interesting items from around the web each day, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, politics, philosophy, and anything deemed inherently fascinating, including a daily poem. For example, recently, The Opioid And Trump Addictions: Symptoms Of The Same Malaise. Just to keep your mind moving. They do appreciate a donation.
  • Amnesty International:  A global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.
  • Denver Woman’s Press Club:  A membership and service organization that has been a support for me for years.
  • Duotrope:  An award-winning writers’ resource listing fiction and poetry publications.
  • Project Gutenberg:  Loads (more than 36,000) of public domain books to download electronically.  Look for an old favorite here.
  • Reach Out and Read:  A children’s literacy organization that operates through pediatric offices and visits.
  • Save the Children:  The leading independent organization helping needy children in the US and around the world, much of it through personal sponsorships.
  • Totally Bound Publishing: the flagship publishing house of Totally Entwined Group has been offering romance books from its inception. Numbering more than three hundred and fifty talented authors and a loyal reader base around the world, they release up to eight brand-new and totally irresistible books each week, and are growing at a fantastic pace. They are known for innovation, passion, publishing excellence and quality and offer the best stimulation for the imagination.