I was born and brought up in cold New England in a loving, stable, family consisting of my mother, father, and older sister. With no angst to write about, I wrote a soon-to-be-released book about growing up in a small Vermont town in the early forties called, If You Don't Like Worms, Keep Your Mouth Shut. We moved to Connecticut where I started high school and at age 21, I married an alcoholic hemophiliac which provided the fodder for another of my books, Standing on Stone, not yet released. After the divorce, I moved to sunny southern California, went to college and got my AA degree. After a few years I remarried, worked, retired, then we bought a restaurant and I started working again. When we sold the restaurant, we were able to take a long-awaited trip across the country, providing the fodder for my most recent book Bumps Along the Way, about two cranky seniors who travel ten thousand miles in six weeks through pain and sickness, in a small car and an overload of togetherness.
I also write songs that tell a story but, with no musical bone in my body, I need someone to put them to music.