When I was growing up I enjoyed writing poetry, singing and acting, but when I embraced the feminist movement during the 70’s and 80’s, I took on more left-brain pursuits – a Masters and Ph.D. while raising three kids, college teaching, writing and editing academic prose – rather than ventures in the arts. I kept those right-brain temptations at bay until a lovely man I met and married encouraged me to make dolls (you can see them here) and now to write poetry.

During the school year, I live in State College, Pennsylvania where my husband teaches at Penn State. We spend our summers in Colorado to be near children and grandchildren. You can reach me by email at

I hope you enjoy my work.


P.S.  I’ve never been much into award recognition, so I’d appreciate it if I don’t get nominated for the WordPress community awards.  Thanks for your understanding.