About the Author

I’m a dreamer, a writer, and an artist, inspired by the wonder of Nature. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life — trees blooming and changing colors throughout the seasons, the way the sun gleams on the mountains, the way the raindrops hit the pavement. The sky fascinates me, fills me with awe — sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, the deep blue color fading imperceptibly, the changing shapes and wispy streaks of clouds floating by…

I grew up in New Jersey and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1973 in search of Sasquatch. I have two grown children, a son and a daughter. I have travelled in Africa, Europe, Canada, the United States and Mexico — I have fun meeting people wherever I go and learning about their culture and music.

I have a dream of living on an acre or two, not too far from the city, where my alpacas can roam. I’d like to have an art center where art and music could be practiced; where I could spin and weave alpaca fiber; write and illustrate more children’s books; and play piano or marimba. The whole place would be solar- and wind-powered, and there would be vegetable gardens and fruit trees and all sorts of plants. I’d like to invite children to come and enjoy music and art through hands-on experiences. I'm taking steps to make this dream a reality.