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The Anecdotist


 I am a New England girl through and through. Born and raised in beautiful Dublin, New Hampshire, I moved to VT as an adult and lived there for thirty years. Now, my husband and I along with our mini-goldendoodle, Koa, have settled on Cape Cod.

But I grew up traveling a lot (a love of my father's and his promise to my mother - and there is a lot more story there) and have been to the forty-eight contiguous states more than once as a result: traveling abroad several times as well. I believe traveling is a fabulous gift you can give yourself. It opens up your world and provides opportunities to connect to the majestic beauty this world offers and to people and places that can change your life.

I'm proud and grateful to say I'm still best friends with my girlfriend from 1st grade, and others from middle school. Those enduring friendships are an amazing gift and I love these girls. They continue to help me grow and always feel loved.

I have been writing stories since I was a teenager. I found writing and crafting stories and poems provided a way for me to explore myself and the world around me; always trying to make sense of it all.

But it wasn’t until I met Julia Alvarez (the author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Saving the World: A Novel, and Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA to name a few) at an educational conference called Writing Across the Curriculum, that I decided to pursue becoming a published writer.

Ms. Alvarez said to me, "Just keep writing. Our stories need to be told."

It was her encouragement and our lengthy, lively conversation that stirred the desire and belief in myself that I could do it.

Receiving a scholarship to attend Laura Munson's Haven I Writer's Retreat in Montana last year was a pivotal moment that reignited my belief in myself as a writer. It was there that I re-affirmed, writing is a journey filled with struggles and triumphs, yet it's through this craft that we find validation and purpose, allowing us to feel more closely connected with each other. 

​I write in multiple genres as I explore and study behaviors and human nature, as well as how our lives connect to the world we call home. Seeking truth is what drives me to write. To understand our own behaviors, to look deeper at our great gifts, and to hopefully, re-assemble, through metaphorical lessons, some balance in the world.

All through storytelling.

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