After decades of writing for others, I’ve spent the past few years developing my own voice and discovering my own stories. It has been a wonderful, creative journey that grows every day. In addition to my blog, recent projects, events and awards include:

Print Publications

Fault Zone: Reversal, Fall 2021 – This new anthology will include two of my short stories.

California Literary Review, 2020 – Includes my short story, Caught in the Venus Flytrap (see page 24!)

Fault Zone: Strike Slip, 2019 – An anthology of stories & poems available through Amazon. It includes my short story, Hitting a Grand Slam with My Dad and my poem, Far From This Tree, along with many other great stories from the California Writers Club SF-Peninsula branch writers.

Online Publications

Spirited Voices, April 2021 – Includes my short story, In Search of the Perfect Gelato, along with nine other wonderful pieces from nine fabulous women.

Spirited Voices, December 2020 – Includes my short story, All in One, along with nine other wonderful pieces from nine fabulous women.

Readings

Women’s Journeys, Feb. 3, 2020 – An evening of readers theater performed at the Dragon Theater.

Bay Area Generations, Nov. 21, 2019 – An evening of paired readings performed at Penelope’s Cafe.

Awards

2020 Louise Boggess Award

I’m honored to be the 2020 recipient of the Louise Boggess award given out by the California Writers club San Francisco-Peninsula branch. This is a wonderful, creative and supportive community for all writers and I am grateful for their help in my journey.

2019 San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage

1st place, Blog: Lessons in Shopping

2nd place, Blog: Hitting a Grand Slam with My Dad

1st place, In the Spirit of Novelmania: Petra Rose Malloy: Chapter One

Honorable Mention, Short Story, Science Fiction/Fantasy: The Ring of Answers

2018 San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage

2nd place, Blog: What Colour is Your Empty Nest?

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My Writing Mantra

Listen with your heart, for words that are true and real should be felt, not just heard.

Write with your ears, because everyone has an inner voice that interprets the written word and the truth of that voice matters.

Feel with your eyes, because you want to see and envision the impact of your work on your audience – it’s there, just watch.