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a writer's ally... 


in writing as in all things, A lifetime of reading and writing.

Day after day. 


Two novels published.

Now, a collection of short stories.

Yes, the only way to be a writer is to write. 


1. Colors of the Wheel [2014] 

2. Signs of Life [2016]

3. Rational Women: Stories [ March 2020]

From Maple57 Press. At your local bookstore or for e-readers.

Coming in March 2002

Eleven stories reveal the consequences of rule by reason too often at the expense of the heart. Meet the Rational Women...

On a business trip to Lucerne, a widow follows a stranger into the old town… A chemistry professor’s marriage implodes when his wife compounds her discontent… A white novelist writing about racism confronts the disdain of a black critic… A teacher takes her elementary students’ futures into her own hands … An empty-nester confronts an unexpected obstacle to fulfilling her dream… A late-life PhD candidate discovers her ex-husband still has a hold on her heart… A businesswoman questions her values when she learns her dead mother was never buried… A newspaper editor comes face-to-face with her biases when she misses the heart of a story… A once aspiring sculptor struggles to mold her newborn… At court to argue a minor trespass, a model citizen considers her crimes… In Paris to satisfy her mother’s last wish, a docile office manager’s future takes an unexpected turn.