About the Author
Hello! Welcome to my website. I moved to Northern California from the Midwest in early adulthood. I sought acceptance and abundance: the freedom to be myself as a creative person, a woman, and a mother. I yearned for a cosmopolitan community, a salubrious climate, the beach, good food, a place that embraces all kinds of people and offers professional respect, happiness, and financial opportunity. I found all these things in the San Francisco Bay Area. I hope you enjoy your visit here and feel inclined to leave a comment or drop me a line. Thanks for stopping by!
Latest from the Blog
Barry Eisler, beloved and prodigious author of thrillers, celebrated the release of his thirteenth novel, Zero Sum, at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, CA this summer. During the introduction, author Keith Raffel aptly compared Eisler to John le Carré for his tightly-plotted novels, rich with spy tradecraft and understated prose, based on real-life experience as a former government covert intelligence agent. If you’ve never seen Barry Eisler speak in person, you’re missing out big time. He is a lightning rod
Carolina De Robertis sat at her desk, overwhelmed by grief. President-elect Trump’s “victory” was only three days old. The probable ramifications of this dolorous event on all the hard-won civil rights gains of the past fifty years racked Carolina’s mind. She thought about the many communities of immigrants, people of color, gay and transgender people, women, and progressives of all walks of life who were now bracing themselves for a new Dark Age. The earth’s climate crisis, the fate of
Book Passage in Marin County’s Corte Madera was the site for Amy S. Peele’s comic and compassionate introduction of her debut novel, Cut, to a crowd of nearly one hundred people last month. Standing-room-only is rare at any book launch, but Peele’s was marked by eager cheers, a rousing introduction by author Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, hilarious readings, and a crash course in the mysterious world of human organ transplantation. This surprising novel ponders the length to which the morally compromised