Growing up in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania inspired me to begin writing poetry and stories at an early age. It is something I have enjoyed doing all my life even when we moved away from the mountains to Michigan. Though the years I have had hundreds of poems published, have edited several books, have written or co-chaired writing several books and continue to write a monthly column for a local newspaper. I am a long time member of the Poetry Society of Pennsylvania, the Poetry Society of Michigan, and the Lansing Poetry Club, and have been involved in community government. I also enjoy doing watercolors, hiking, gardening and being a docent at the State of Michigan Historical Museum. After our lovely three children grew up and began their own lives, my husband Art and I moved out to the country where we live in an old farm house with Tobie, our little schnauzer, and Ellie the cat.
I am the author of twenty books of poetry and of "Life With Nicholas," and recently illustrated a children's book for Julie George, a fellow poet.
Through the years I have taken on a light hearted approach to poetry and writing in general, as I feel the world is full enough of serious tragedies and such. I hope I can make people smile, if just for a little while.