The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. - Maya Angelou
A love affair is the only way I can describe it.
Who I Am

I love words. The feelings they evoke. The sound or way they look written out. Spoken, sung, or written, there’s a power in words that is available to all of us. That power inspires, motivates and changes people. Ask a group to sit with dignity and watch what happens. Backs straighten. Eyes make direct contact. Legs uncross and feet get planted on the floor. There might be a smile. I can easily say that’s what I’m about. Using words to entertain, connect, and share, with humor, caring and affection.


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Credits

Writing and Storytelling:

The International Women’s Writing Guild — Regional Representative – Arizona; New Jersey 2004-2009

 

Story Circle Network– Member since 2016

 

Arizona — She Writes; Tapestry Writers – Co-founder; The Eastside Writing Room – Founder; Writers Lunch – Founder; Writers Read – Founder; Tellers of Tales Tucson- Librarian and teller; Odyssey Storytelling- volunteer, occasional curator and teller

 

New Jersey — Scriveners – Co-founder, women’s writing group; The Write Group of Montclair; Memoir and Muffins – Founder; Seasonal Storytellers and Evening of Memoir – Extroverted authors who love to share their stories. Ekphrasis participant- 2013, 2015.

 


Educational:

Retired Essex County Teacher Association

 

Retired NJEA/NEA

 

Toastmasters International — member, officer, presenter in clubs in New Jersey and Arizona 1997-2017. Achieved the highest certification of Distinguished Toastmaster.

 


Certifications:

BS Education — Wagner College, Staten Island, NY 1969

 

MA Human Services — Montclair State University Montclair NJ 1984

 

Nationally Certified Parent Trainer Professional — 1985

 

NJ School Social Work — 1985

 

NJ School Counselor Certification — 1985


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On My Bedside Table

Current

Daughter of Moloka’i

Emotional Intelligence

Glory Over Everything

Once Upon a River

Repose, the Potent Pose

The Four Agreements

Walking Meditation

 

All-time Favorite Reads

Best Easy Day Hikes In Tucson

King of the World

Little Women

Rebecca

Seedlings, Stories of Relationships

The 12 & 12


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