Books

I’m Back!

“I’M BACK!” I can write again!  For a while, my brain malfunctioned with my spirit, and died with my bleeding heart. The day I almost got buried on a ski slope in 2021. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating. It was my mind that got crushed. Further pulverized a year later after a friend’s son got killed…

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THE WRITE WAY TO WELLNESS

“Writing is a way of processing our lives. And it can be a way of healing.” ~ Jan Karon   Something happened to me after suffering a major ski injury this past season. My Orthopedic Surgeon said the healing process I’ve shown shocked him. He’s rarely seen a patient my age rebuild as quickly from…

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Excerpt from Book Three (yet to be released!)

Share This:     Here’s an excerpt from book three, The Money Masquerade. This is from chapter twenty, at the climax of the plot: I glanced around the lavish subterranean mansion; At least twenty feet below ground. I was in a 9,000 square-foot bunker with thirty-seven rooms. Today I’d enjoyed a dip in the pool,…

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Happy Campers

“Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ G. K. Chesterton What a fifteen-month period it’s been, a hard time for all. For me, between the Covid crisis, crutches, my kid spending his entire senior year of high school (plus the last four months of his junior year) behind a computer screen, and my mother diagnosed…

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Getting My Ski Mojo Back

  “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary   It was a bluebird day; sunny, clear, and cool. I was in my happy place, skiing an alpine mountain. We were on Headwall at Squaw Valley, and although there’s “no easy way down,” the four of us took what we consider…

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The Premise and Plot of the “Masks” Series

  For anyone who has read my novels, they see the basic premise is anti-war. Written in the voice of a mother, my debut, Masks of Morality, begs the question: What is the moral integrity of the USA’s wars in the middle east? My protagonist, Caryssa Flynn, had grown the corporate ladder in Silicon Valley…

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Silicon Valley and Star Wars

Don’t tell Silicon Valley, but Star Wars still thinks military technology is useless. George Lucas’ Star Wars was notoriously disenchanted, even critical, of technology’s ability to improve the world. That is, the technology used as a weapon. The Death Star in A New Hope stood in for our own Atom bomb. It was a product of the Empire’s…

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FAMILY CAMPING TRIP: SUMMER 2020

“Keep close to nature’s heart and break clear, once in a while, climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”~ John Muir Every year, my immediate family, which consists of my husband, son, and myself, take wide-ranging trips together. We travel across the country, including to New England to…

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Mindless Metaphors: Don’t Militarize Covid-19

With the constant research that goes into writing my “MASKS”-themed trilogy, I recently read an article in Scientific American titled, “Military Metaphors Distort the Reality of Covid-19.” It was written by Adina Wise, M.D., and neurology resident of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. And although this was one of many profound…

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