Who, what, why ....

Me, with some tasty beer

I'm a Texas-born writer living in California. I am editor of the Sacramento News & Review where I do a lot of editing, puzzle-solving and cat-herding. Sometimes I get to write, too.

 I also write prose, poetry and fiction. I'm currently working on a coming-of-age novel about love,  loss and cupcakes.

I’m obsessed with music. I like travel, cooking, photography, fashion, TV and film. I adore my husband and my three gray cats, Zoey, Baxter and Edith

I like to take long walks on the beach or sit in the desert while I stare at mountains. I love to fly--figures, because my biological mother was a flight attendant. Someday I want to go to the moon — but only if they can promise me there’ll be a good, strong cup of coffee waiting when I arrive.

I spend way too much time (and money) scouring thrift stores and flea markets and estate sales. Not coincidentally, I also sell vintage wares on eBay.

Please follow me on Twitter where I talk a lot about coffee, writing and bad TV. I'm also on Instagram. I post a lot of cat and booze pictures. Go figure.