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Background Information

I was born in what was a small town at the time called Zemun, now a part of the capital city of Jugoslavia, Beograd (Belgrade). My father moved us to the USA when I was 2 years old. We first stayed with my uncle in San Francisco until my father could find a job and make enough money for us to get our own place. However, my father & uncle never got along, so my father got as much work as he could, including at the San Francisco landmark Tadich Grill restaurant, and shortly after we moved into our own flat on Parnassus Avenue, near U.C. Hospital. I have vague recollections of having, not tea, but "Coffee Parties," making my own coffee by mixing dirt & water in the backyard because it looked to me like the thick, dark Turkish coffee my father liked to drink and creating gourmet meals of raw, dry beans and cat food.  I guess you could say I was a bit "adventurous" and creative,  even back then . . . Not surprising it ended up including writing, eh!? ; ) 

Birth Place
Zemun,  Jugoslavia

~ Award for Achievement in Poetry, National Library of Poetry

~ Certificate of Achievement, S.F. Children"s Opera

~ Honor Role (English Dept,), Galileo Institute of Technology, S.F.

Additional Information

I have mostly written & published poetry - both, adult & children's. But I have also written several short stories (incl. one for a popular Star Trek Anthology) and I currently have my first novel in the works . . . In addition, I have been.compiling a journal re: my childhood experiences growing up as an immigrant, never feeling like I fit in or was ever really accepted. Also describing my time in an orphanage, when my father kidnapped me and took me back to our homeland in an attempt to avoid the divorce my mother kept threatening. And in, my adult life, chronichling my struggle with over-coming post-trauma and the event that triggered it, in addition to: anxiety, depression & OCD, as well as a variety of physical conditions I've been dealing with . . . I may one day turn the journal into a memoir or self-help book, so that hopefully others might benefit from some of my experiences. It would be an additional healing tool for me, as well, as I would feel that it has all had a purpose!! : )

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