My ankle tattoo states in a lovely script ink: cacoethes scribendi .
The phrase is Latin for bad habit of writing, loosely translated, insatiable urge to write.
That's me. I write because I cannot not write. (let it go!)
Growing up in the Detroit area, as a child I wrote about our cats and the horses I desperately wanted. At Michigan State University earning a Bachelors and Masters degree through the 70s (groovy, man) I wrote the world's worst poetry.
While working as a teacher and administrator for over 30 years, I wrote 5 Michigan based mid-grade historical novels. (see Books) I retired from Lansing Community College on my birthday, October 1, in 2018. Yahoo! Life is good! I've written essays (see portfolio) which I hope reflect my life and positively impact the lives of those around me.
I'm long married and parent to two amazing adult children, Amanda and Justin. I am also blessed with three grandchildren. Lucky me!
I continue to write mid grade and young adult fiction with the occasional light-hearted magazine essay.
Coffee, cats and chocolate remain my creative companions, sustaining me through the many hours of research, writing, rewriting and editing of my works.
That and the twinkle lights across my desk.
One can never have too many twinkle lights.