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Allow me to introduce myself. I grew up in Los Angeles. I moved to Seattle 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 Bay Area. I now live on the leeward side of Hawaii Island.
Literarily speaking, I remember writing a story in sixth grade about a ghost in my bedroom closet. I majored in English literature and journalism in college. I studied fiction writing with novelist Wallace Graves and currently I work with fiction writer and esteemed instructor Joe Evanisko. I have published short stories, novellas, novels, essays, nonfiction, and a book on Buddhism for children, some of which you will see by selecting tabs above.