I grew up in a small agricultural town in western New York. The town is so little it has only one street light…a blinking one that given it’s located on an incredibly steep hill, it’s near impossible to stop at in the winter. Locals call it ‘the hope and pray’ intersection.
Animals, most notably dogs, cats and horses have been a constant during my life.
The most influential person in my life was my grandmother. She taught me the techniques of survival I would need throughout my life. She was the best example of what love should and could be.
I attended Finger Lakes College in Canandaigua, NY majoring in Natural Resources Conservation and Outdoor Recreation, where I developed my interest and skills in the natural world. It’s also where I came out as a lesbian and had my first relationship with a woman.
I am fortunate that an abundance of wildlife crosses paths with me every day and provides me additional fodder for stories and insight for musings; I will gladly share with my readers.
I started writing poetry in my teens, but when I went to college, I switched to writing short stories for amusement. “A Kiss Before Dawn” was my first novel.