I made my living as a freelance editor, book doctor, ghostwriter, and speaker for forty-five years. Now I am reveling in writing novels, hiking all over Northern California, and relaxing into more quiet time for meditating and hanging with my huge, wild, sleek, and lavishly affectionate orange tabby cats.
I started out as an investigative reporter. An MA in Literature from the University of Michigan taught me nothing about that world, so I learned by doing. It was my job to be on hand whenever Mayor Daly was up to something naughty, and to write it up in a humorous way for the good people of Chicago, who consider politics a blood sport. After moving to San Francisco, I became a student of meditation and Advaita Vedanta, spent time in India, hiked down and up the Grand Canyon, played a lot of tennis, and was certified as a spiritual director. My sales experience came from being the first Sales Director for two spiritual start-ups that are still thriving worldwide today.
For me, life has always been about finding the magical place where we connect with the divine. That theme runs through everything on this site: my two novels, an upcoming memoir, speaking, and books and blogs on writing and even selling. I hope you find a scoop of that infinite presence as you browse.