About the Author/Speaker


When my debut novel, A Tight Grip, was published by She Writes Press, it was a dream come true. I was 60 years old, and thrilled with this life-changing event! Currently, I’m busy writing essays, and a second novel, while pursuing speaking engagements. My book tour throughout Washington, California, and Michigan seasoned me for readings, and panel discussions. My public speaking skills were developed through my university teaching experiences (over 15 years), and countless presentations during my business career (a decade). I participate in open mic nights at Hugo House in Seattle.


Speaking topics include:

  • Why write?
  • Retired & Writing
  • Publishing after 55!
  • Read to Become a Better Writer
  • Powerful Writing Exercises
  • Discover Your Writing Style
  • Idea Generation
  • Customized Topics (group-specific per request)

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” —Isaac Asimov