Welcome to my author blog! Thank you for choosing to spend some of your valuable time with me. When I think about the things I love to read, I often settle on books, poems and articles that share an experience, memory or perspective I find fascinating. Something that leaves me with a new insight, some inspiration, or sometimes just a good chuckle. Something that touches me. My goal with this blog, is to offer you a little of the same.
My writing journey often brings to mind one of my favorite quotes, by a man whose name I’m sure you’ll recognize, a man known for his curiosity, quick wit and eloquent writing style.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.– Ben Franklin
My first published book, Paddle for a Purpose, was born out of a tandem kayak adventure down the Mississippi River with my husband, Gene, so at least I had the second part of Ben’s quote going for me. Among the tales of our river exploits, I also shared inspiring stories of the townspeople we met along the way and of the many charity organizations where we volunteered: encouraging stories of friendship, faith, compassion and hope. As a member of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop here in Waukesha, I’m continuing to develop my craft alongside many talented colleagues who inspire and encourage me. Over the last few years, I’ve even branched out into the genre of poetry (one of Ben Franklin’s favorites).
Gene, and I are setting off on yet another adventure: bicycling the East Coast Greenway Trail from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine. Feel free to follow our journey at https://fb.me/2OldFolksOnBikes. I’ll keep you posted occasionally here, as well, sharing photos, experiences and insights from our travel up America’s historic coast. We’re sure to have plenty of amazing stories to tell!