I can barely remember not writing. Ever since I learned to spell I’ve kept journals and written stories and poems.
When I was still a teenager I knew I wanted to be a writer, but for a long time I was afraid to dive in full time. As a result, I’ve taken a lot of detours along the way and have held a number of different jobs.
I’ve vaccinated chickens, answered phones in a mortuary and served cocktails. Eventually, I moved into education where I spent more than 20 years teaching in community colleges and universities. I continue to teach online classes for National University, a job I love. Most of my students are adult learner and they are one of the great inspirations in my life
So I teach quietly from my home and I write. I’m working on a novel and I also write inspirational/self-help essays.