My books are my most prized possessions. They are my friends, safety nets, tickets to new worlds, and greatest nightmares. They inspire me, nurture me, challenge me, break me, and fascinate me. The world itself is an endless spiral of stories if you dare to look.


I have been making up stories in my head for as long as I can remember, but I don’t always write them down. I actually started writing for a newspaper, and the combination of using the power of words to catalyze social change completely enveloped me. I continued to write for newspapers, magazines, and Web sites for many years, earning a journalism degree and then a Master’s degree in writing. Now, I write and edit a news service, communicating medical breakthroughs that have the potential to make people’s lives better (while combating science illiteracy). I have my own projects as well – fiction adventure stories, a memoir, and essays about my travels.


I loved words and stories so much I wanted to share them with others, to help them better communicate their own ideas and to appreciate the role literature of all kinds plays in our lives. To that end, I teach in the English department at a community college, mostly introductory composition and literature courses but occasionally a creative writing or advanced literature course. I love talking about writing all day, and getting to experience it all again for the first time through my students.


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  4. Hey, I enjoyed your interview on Live Leak. It’s refreshing to see someone that is informed on the issues. Take care

  5. nice blog, nice lady! greetz from Liveleak

  6. Saw the interview on LL. Pretty and smart. Just awesome. Happy New Year!!

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  8. After watching your live-leaks interview I came to this conclusion, your awesome! Have a great New Year. Love Dave.

  9. Hello…… saw your interview on liveLeak….. Thanks for a great interview…

  10. I found your interview on live leaks and wanted to share how refreshing it was to hear someone educated and informed. You articulated some alarming facts that are not widely recognized By the lame stream media, namely the unconstitutional NDAA and the perpetuation of the Patriot Act. Barack Obama otherwise known as Barry Soetoro should have kept his promise and repealed/not signed such treasonous executive powers into existence. Which testifies to his illegitimacy as the leader of the “free world”. At any rate I encourage you to continue to pursue knowledge and share your gift with the world. Blessings to you and yours

  11. Acidrain from Liveleak.com Nice Interview. 🙂

  12. Nice to meet you. Uploading your candid street interview now….

  13. Arin singh says:

    It looks you are enjoying your life in a great way.

  14. Carole Page says:

    I believe you probably saved a life about 1991ish when you and Jesstine were bucked off a horse at the farm. I believe you held Jessie and fell with her and kept the horse from stomping on her head!

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