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Allow me to introduce myself. I grew up in Los Angeles, (San Fernando Valley). I moved to Seattle (Alki Point) and edited travel and health magazines. I moved to the east San Francisco Bay Area and worked as an editor at the schools of Engineering and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Then I taught Fourth and Fifth grades and Kindergarten in public elementary schools in the East Bay (Hayward, Richmond and El Cerrito). I now live on the south central California coast.
Speaking literarily, I remember writing a story in sixth grade about a ghost in my bedroom closet. In college, I majored in English literature and journalism. In my work life, I have done many kinds of writing. And I have published short stories, novellas, novels, essays, nonfiction, and a book on Buddhism for children.
I write to express what is in my mind, heart and soul, from my experience, insight, and imagination. I write to communicate. I write to connect.