My life is composed of many interests but I have found a particular passion for poetry and for creating books. Writing poetry and producing books are both art forms but they tend to occupy different parts of my brain and that keeps me interested. Writing often wakes me up in the middle of the night demanding that I reach for a pen and paper and record the insistent words. Coming from a place inside that is most honest my writing feels like a relief. Creating books is like gardening, another of my loves, involving placement, nurturing and balance which ultimately evolve into a unique work of art.

AWARDS:
SPAREā€”A Poetic Memoir
– Finalist for Poetry, 2012 New Mexico – Arizona Book Awards
– Winner for Poetry, 2012 Southwest Book Design and Production Award

LEAVES
– Finalist for Poetry, 2014 New Mexico – Arizona Book Awards
– Winner for Poetry, 2014 Southwest Book Design and Production Award
– Winner for Outstanding Book of the Year, “Most Outstanding Design”, 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards