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Location Denver, Colorado, United States
Introduction My baby book indicates that my first words were "book," "doggie," and "cookie." An English major, I studied in the Iowa Writer's Workshop English, was awarded the E.P. Kuhl Shakespeare Prize and was named a Fairall Scholar of Creative Writing. Since 1983, I've made my living as a writer. I’ve taught college creative writing classes; created communications for nonprofits; worked in media relations, public relations, ghostwriting, marketing/advertising, and mainstream journalism published locally, regionally and nationally. I've written two literary novels and am working on two nonfiction books. I'm a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a international community of intellectuals. I’ve traveled widely, including international assignments in Asia, Israel, and Europe. In addition to writing and editing, I also work as an art director for print materials distributed nationwide. I do pro bono work for Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, and I serve on the board of directors of the Metro Infanta Foundation, assisting people in need in the Philippines.
Interests yoga, music, gardening, art & architecture, ecojustice, books, design, peace, prophets, travel, food, good news, creature comforts, writing, nature, stained glass, photography, seashells, skiing, dogs
Favorite Movies The English Patient, Crash, Little Miss Sunshine, The Reader, Coraline
Favorite Music Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Mozart
Favorite Books Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard