Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, has lived in Washington, Oregon, Vermont and Alaska.
Graduated from Seattle University with degrees in Marketing and Economics and from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Education. Eighteen years as a classroom teacher and held twenty-five other jobs over the years. Also owned and operated three businesses.
But that is all fluff; window-dressing and unimportant when compared to the real things in life.
One son, Tyler, age 27; single but in a serious relationship that will last a lifetime. A student of life, interested in anything and everything; hobbies include hiking, fishing, exploring, reading, gardening and of course, writing.
Self-published my first novel in October, 2011, and currently working on several other writing projects.
Writing at one time was a hobby; it has since developed into a passion. I try to capture the emotions in life but I have a long way to go; I try to find humor in most situations; some would say I have a long way to go in that as well. I do know that writing, like music and art and photography et al, should move the reader. Good writers actually stun their readers and that is what I hope for.
I am also the founder of H.O.W. (Humanity One World), a movement formed to make this world a better place to live, making a difference one person at a time. I hope you will join me in that movement. You can find us on Facebook at .https://www.facebook.com/groups/294777667307474/.
I will leave you for now with a quote that has meant so much to me over the years...from Tennyson:
"To strive, to seek, to find...and not to yield."
And why, you ask, does that quote mean so much to me? I guess I would say because it says never give up. There are things in life worth going the distance for and if you are lucky enough to find that special thing, special someone, then you damn well better give it every ounce of effort. Life was not meant to be a spectator sport.
I have been fortunate. In 2012 I won Hubbie Awards for Most Helpufl Hubber and for The Most Beautiful Hub. Those awards mean a lot to me because they were voted on by my peers. I love HubPages!
In 2013 I won the Hubbie for Best All-Around Hubber and believe me, I am very humbled and grateful for that award.
And in 2014 I won Hubbies for Most Supportive Hubber and again for the Best All-Around Hubber.
And in 2015, for the third straight year, Best All-Around Hubber and also Most Helpful Hubber.
In 2016, once again, Best All-Around Hubber.
I am humbled!
Add 2017 and 2018...blows me away!
I love HubPages!