I’ve worked most of my professional life as a technical writer, grant writer, and proposal process manager and began writing poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction when my oldest son, Paul, was diagnosed as manic depressive. I continued writing as a way to heal since his death by suicide in 1999. My memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, first released on Mother’s Day 2011 in hard cover, is about living with my son’s bipolar disorder and surviving his suicide. My publisher, Dream of Things, launched a paperback edition in July 2012 and an eBook in August 2012.


I also co-edited Volumes 1 and 2 of The Great American Poetry Show, a poetry anthology, and wrote the poems for two books of photography, The Emerging Goddess and. Besides having many poems published in print and online magazines, I write regularly for Naturally Savvy, and occasionally for PsychAlive, Open to Hope,and Journeys Through Grief and The Huffington Post.


Please visit my blog here at Choices.