Before I became a self-employed freelance writer in 1997, I spent 15 years helping families meet their needs in one of America's biggest cities. I held their hands, helped them wade through bureaucracy, translated what their doctors said, and attended their children's funerals -- all of which makes writing for a living seem like a ramekin of crème brûlée.
Of all the things I do, photography will get me out of bed earliest and fastest. I manage to pull it off with equipment that comes my way: my son's hand-me-down Olympus C720UZ, my Sony MHS-PM1 (a beloved gift), a charmingly pink Nokia 1234 camera-phone, a roommate's Canon Rebel. Newly in love with cooking, I can make edible dishes out of nearly any pantry items. I'm well-versed in making do with what life presents, and happily so.
thinking out of & around boxes
writing like I speak
writing like my clients speak
a strong, balanced work ethic
sense of responsibility to commitments
rich in experience, personally and professionally
I'm a single mama with an interesting story and a need to write. I have a captivating kid, a freelance writing career that leaves me thin and adept at balancing on life's wires, and a wide-open mind.
I haven't been bored in 30 years.