I am a lover of writing. At an early age I poured emotions into poetry. Over the years journals reflected my life’s stages. Writing remained central to my working days spanning fifty years in the medical field. My writing skills improved with each employee evaluation, nursing care plan, training manual, legal-regulatory citation, public speaking presentation, and Army Nurse Corps recommendation.
Now I write to inspire people to dare to dream. I’d be happy to have my books treasured like this: “If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.” Anne Fadiman
I grew up fast at fourteen when my mom died of cancer but I never stopped being a child at heart. Words form in our thoughts and travel in our blood, the issue of life. They begin long before they fill blank pages and they live long after the book is closed.
My first book, The Strongest Bond, a memoir, honored my mother’s memory. I wrote: “Somehow her words allowed me to go, to be a child, to play freely and still be with her to help. During those days, I was learning to balance what would be the future nurse in me: willing to bring all of myself to the bedside, yet able to leave the suffering behind when I needed to nourish my soul.”
About my second book, The Magic of Christmas-The Magic of Love, Bill Anderson, an amazon top 1000 reviewer wrote: “Delightful Poems, Great Artwork, Fabulous Choice for Parents & Grandparents for Christmas Gifts. I can’t remember the last children’s book I read that consisted of poems and color illustrations. Probably it was as a youth, reading Dr. Seuss. Any author who opens with a quote from Laura Engalls Wilder is certainly on the right track to my childhood days. The poems are quick, snappy, upbeat and should keep every listener glued to every word.”
Type of Writing
novella, non-fiction, NF: memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry, fantasy, inspirational/spiritual, childrens, NF: health, NF: self-help, NF: wellness/mind/body, short stories