I have been writing small works of fiction and nonfiction for over twenty years. Family Values is my first novel, which took about ten years to complete.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Los Angeles and a Master’s Degree from UC Riverside. I am a recently retired public school teacher, after having taught science courses in both middle school and high school for over twenty years. In more recent years I acted as a club advisor and mentor for gay and lesbian youth.
My hobbies, aside from writing, include reading, gardening, baking bread, and travel. Twice I took groups of students to Costa Rica, one my favorite places on earth. In my retirement years I hope to explore more of the world, especially the tropics.
I now live in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, along with my lifelong partner and husband Thomas and our two dogs.