When I write and when I draw or paint, I want to capture one true thing, one true moment. It can be funny or thoughtful. It's the best of all when it is both.
What do your fans mean to you?
So far, my fan demographics include my immediate family, close friends and my dogs. So I'm looking forward to adding more folks to the party!
What are you working on next?
I am just beginning work on a new book of poetry.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lots of favorites! Currently I'm a huge fan of Louise Penny and the Inspector Gamache series. I have long been a fan of the very, very funny Jen Lancaster. Other favorites include Barbara Kingsolver and Annie Lamott.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My puggle Bernie staring in my face.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have an unscheduled reality, which means I write and paint on my own schedule since I left my office job a year ago. I also am responsible for the care and feeding of two horses and two geriatric sheep, not to mention our husky Katie and puggle Bernie Madoff. And I happily share my life with my husband of over 40 years Don.
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And Then the Dog's Eyeball Fell Out is a funny, thoughtful collection of essays on being an artist, living with children and animals and her constant delight in her beloved home state of Michigan.The book also includes original illustrations by Jeanne Van Wieren.