Are You Asking "The One Question?"

If you're a seeker of any persuasion, you're probably already asking it. It may take one of the following shapes: What am I here to do? What are my gifts? How can I use them for good? And how shall I live my life?    

Through my writing and explorations using different media, I've been chasing the answer to my one question.

What's your One Question?





The not-so-private lair of a very private modern writer. Pies are always welcome here. And flowers. 

I'm an author in evolution, and this site exists to track a growing body of work as well as a way to document my travels as a storyteller. I'm working on a novel. As a new student to rhyme and verse, I'm also using the space to share my occasional dip into the compressed universe of poetry.  

I am always in search of kindred spirits and lovers of Nature, and if you're one, I hope you will get in touch. 

Let me write not for fame and laurel, but from the mere yearning and fondness I have for the beautiful even if my night's labors be burnt each morning and no eye ever shine upon them. - John Keats 

Last Updated March 14, 2014 | Blog


I will be participating again in National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) for 2014. Follow the blog for daily poems throughout the month of April.


My short story, "Their Hearts Were Bronze," has tied for 1st place in the fiction category in the Whidbey Island Writer's Association's 2013 Spirit of Writing Contest.  

short piece I submitted about "The Place Where You Live," featuring my home of Whidbey Island, will appear in the January/February 2014 issue of Orion Magazine.  

As part of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), I am writing a poem a day for the month of April. Visit my blog for daily entries. 

I was also recently interviewed by Katie Woodzick at Hedgebrook, the women's writing retreat on Whidbey Island, WA, about the craft of writing, poetry, and VORTEXT, their annual conference at the Whidbey Institute. Read it on the Hedgebrook blog.