WRITING

Writing and story-telling has been a part of my life since I was 4 years old. I had no idea I would eventually make my living at it!

 

For the past seven years, I have been a natural health writer, editor and researcher and have been a writing coach and editor for the past twenty years. Prior to that I was the editor of a natural health magazine and taught reading and writing in the K-8 public school system. I have a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (creative non-fiction emphasis, University of New Orleans, 2011).

Throughout the years, I have also written and published creative works as well. I am a poet at heart and love to “spin a yarn” as well. I am always working on one creative project or another, and I probably always will!

HERE ARE THE WRITING PROJECTS I AM

WORKING ON RIGHT NOW:

The Traveler Series Book 1: DW Lights a Fire

The Traveler Series is my “latest creation” and something I am pretty excited about. Truth be told, I started this book series about fifteen years ago, when a couple of the main characters invaded an academic article I was writing in the middle of the night and wouln’t leave me alone until I heard them out.

Suffice it to say that the time for the whole gang to go out into the world in the form of this first book is NOW!  The Traveler Series follows DW, a 5D light being turn semi-human, and Cheri, a human-Light-Being-in-training,  as they traverse the tricky waters of Earth evolution and a constant shortage of peanut butter. Think “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” meets “The Next Mimsy” meets “Conversations with God.” You get the picture…maybe. Either way, Book One is set to come out in June 2020!

The Gentle Traveler Blog 

The Gentle Traveler Blog, found on this site, is the home of a lot of my poems, stories, creative essays, inspirational articles and middle-of-the-night rants. Be sure to sign up for the TGT mailing list to get notified of all the latest. You can access The Gentle Traveler Blog HERE

Writings and Videos for The Great Awakening

Writings and videos on current events topics and spiritual topics to provide emotional and other support for those going through #thegreatawakening. You can access this material HERE.

 

HERE ARE SOME OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:

A Thousand Little Things 

This is a travel blog series I completed mostly while I was living in the UK, France and Belgium.  It contains poems, short stories and essays about what it is like to keep love (and fall out of it) while sampling every single kind of buscuit, tea cake, and draft pint poor England had to offer. Access A Thousand Little Things HERE. 

The Date Palm Tree  

The Date Palm Tree is an biography of peace activist Dr. Rashad Zaydan of Iraq. Written in 2011, it was a project of the Woman PeaceMakers Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego. You can download and read the biography HERE.

Voices Rising: Stories from the Katrina Narrative

Voices Rising was a project of students and teachers of the Creative Writing Graduate Programs at the University of New Orleans. It came about in response to the Katrina Hurricane natural disaster after the campus was completely flooded and closed. I was honored to be a part of this class and contribute several stories to this anthology, published by UNO Press in 2005. You can access Voices Rising HERE