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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!

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News to the Reading World: An Afternoon with Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles is a subtle woman with a penetrating gaze who chooses her words with obvious punctiliousness, as a great author must. She delivered them to an adoring audience at the preeminent Corte Madera, CA book store, Book Passage, on a recent Sunday afternoon. She began by relating an ignominious moment with self-effacing humor, about how it was she arrived at an important awards banquet last fall with a busted arm and a bruised face (she had fallen down outside [...]

March 15th, 2017|Author Events, Writing|0 Comments

To the Bright Edge of Eowyn Ivey’s World

The greatly admired Alaskan writer, Eowyn Ivey (pronounced “A-o-win”), spoke at Book Passage in San Francisco’s Ferry Building recently about her enticing new book, To the Bright Edge of the World. It is an epistolary novel published in hardcover by Little Brown and Company. Ms. Ivey’s stunning debut novel, The Snow Child (2012), was a New York Times Bestseller, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and winner of the UK National Book Award. It has been published in more than twenty-five [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Author Events|0 Comments

A Gentleman in Danville: Amor Towles Visits Rakestraw Books

Bestselling author Amor Towles spoke to a spellbound audience at Rakestraw Books in Danville, CA on Sunday, September 18th, about many things related to his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (Viking, Sept. 6, 2016, 462 p.). On Monday, Gentleman hit The New York Times Bestseller List. On Tuesday Kirkus Reviews announced that it is a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize in Fiction. The cover image of the book is currently featured on Viking’s Twitter banner. Mr. Towles is [...]

October 5th, 2016|Author Events, Writing|0 Comments