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I am living proof that it's never too late to start a new career. I love to write and I committed myself to doing so in 2007. Since then, I've published two books, Journeywoman and Connections. I enjoy traveling, reading, bike riding and spending time with my family.


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I have always been an extremely creative person.  My creative expressiveness is not limited to one area.  I like to spread my talents around and explore new and varied ways in which to convey my artistic side.  I've done oil paintings, made quilts, and worked on  various kinds of other crafts including knitting and crocheting.   Although I've written many poems and short stories in my life, I had never accomplished writing an entire book, until recently.  In 2007 I published my first book, Journeywoman.  In 2012 I published a sequel to my first book.  The name of it is Connections.  I am currently working on my third work of fiction entitled Leather and Pearls, a fictional novel about a talking house. 

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Hartford, CT USA
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Journeywoman
Protagonist Margaret Lerner, a.k.a. Maggie, lives a humdrum life; that is until she meets Native American spiritual guide, Chickahominy Grits. Maggie, a divorced, middle aged woman with OCD, is entrenched in an unfulfilling job, an unfulfilling life. She's convinced herself this is as good as it gets. Then one day, out of the blue, she receives a mysterious and foreboding email from her spiritual guide encouraging her to take her journey, and on this journey, to pay attention to the signs along the way. She has no intention of heeding such crazy advice, but the more she learns about the guide, the more he reveals his extraordinary knowledge of her past. Soon other unexpected events begin to unfold, events she cannot ignore. These pull her backward, into her youth, where she discovers that nothing she had believed in was as it once seemed. Was anything in her past real, true? What does it all mean? Where will her journey take her? Running parallel to her travels is the mystery of her father's possible involvement in the murder of two policemen in a church basement, in 1964. What she learns about her family and herself will change everything and her current mundane life will be turned upside down, changed forever. Journeywoman is a timely tale of self-discovery and intrigue that pays homage to the romance of change.

Connections
Pontiac Parker is a bit of an eccentric. He is also extremely dedicated to his cultural and spiritual heritage. He shows this dedication by performing various kinds of daily rituals, one of them being his habitual routine of "far eating" at every meal. Pontiac's extraordinary fixation with the number seven may seem peculiar to the insensible onlooker. Not to him though. To him, it's as natural as any one of his other beliefs. He doesn't know how or when his complex seven obsessions started, but, as the story unfolds, he will slowly and surely find out. And when he does, it will blow him away. On his wedding day a note with a feather attached to it and a series of numbers written on it is left taped to his front porch, clues for him and his new bride to decipher. These are soon followed by more clues, more notes, and more elusive numbers to figure out. What does it all mean? Neither he nor his new bride knows what to make of it all. They soon discover that they cannot ignore the notes and the clues because the fate of many lives will ultimately hang in the balance. But, in order for him to save these people's lives and also the lives of many generations to come, he must first face the most debilitating and dangerous challenge he has ever encountered. And it is a challenge that shakes the very core of his Native American belief system. The risks are great and the rewards are many, but for whom? And in the end, what underlying force will ultimately prevail - altruism or greed?




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