“Ironing the Undershirts,” Good Old Days, March/April 2020
“Meet Me at the Big Guy’s Diner” included in new anthology, Dine, by Hippocampus, out Feb. 2020
Coming soon: The Widow at the Piano poetry chapbook
Gravel Road Ahead poetry chapbook is out now!
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 my writing, my books, 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 right outside my front door which mirror the ones that cover the Azores islands in Portugal from which my mother’s family came.
For information on any of the above, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 541/961-4561, or P.O. Box 755, South Beach, OR 97366.