We all need stories and it is stories that a writer tells. When a story touches the reader, it is because the writer has found some truth that affects the reader in a way that inspires, enlightens, entertains or connects us to each other.

It is the writer's challenge to hold the tension between the character's uniqueness and his/her universality. When that is successful, the story can belong to the reader, whether that reader is a child being read to, a parent, or a grandparent.

It is my hope that somewhere in my writing, whether it is a children's story, a non-fiction book about aging, a short story or a romance, you will find something that resonates with your own life's meaning.





Unmistakably OldThere’s no template for how to grow old in the early part of the 21st century. More than 44 million Americans are doing it anyway. While it’s true others have been old before, the world has changed and old skills fall short, Today, mobility requires airport security, technology requires passwords and daily life requires both patience and imagination.
The stories within this book about navigating life as an elder are told through the voice of a woman who identifies herself only as Unmistakably Old, This book is one woman’s script for living as a senior in today’s world. Her philosophy? Aging is an engine in motion. A drop of humor is the oil that keeps it going.