Teacher and Speaker
I have taught at community colleges, conferences and workshops across the country, as well as online. I am available for readings and talks to writers’ groups and others about writing, childlessness, my dog, the Oregon Coast, living alone . . . Just give me a microphone.
Speaking of microphones, I have been a professional musician for almost as long as I’ve been a writer. I sing, play guitar, piano, and mandolin and occasionally write songs. After many years as a choir director/accompanist/cantor at Sacred Heart Church here in Newport, Oregon, I have taken my talents to St. Anthony’s in Waldport, as well as anywhere else people will listen.
CEO, Blue Hydrangea Productions
This is the mother company and the imprint for my publishing, teaching, editing, writing and music activities. I chose the name for the massive blue flowers outside my front door which mirror the ones that cover the Azores islands in Portugal from which my mother’s family came.