my writer's life

We've lived in Sarasota for about three years, in a quiet neighborhood with huge, mature Live Oaks, specimen trees, and tropical plants. Nearby, the beaches offer the beauty and serenity of the Gulf of Mexico.


Our tropicals plants and aloes thrive in the heavy, moist heat of Southwest Florida. Phil's front garden is lush and decorative with huge variegated Gingers, Monstera, Bromeliads, and Palms.

I've settled into my writing routine, spending a few hours each day on new work or revisions;  and reading and research. It's peaceful, if not sometimes lonely.  I enjoy the solitude.

My writing is focused on creative non-fiction, memoir, prose poetry, Japanese poetry--haiku, tanka, and haibun. And my photo hobby has evolved into haiga -- a photo with an inserted haiku. These two Haiga were published in FreshOut Arts and Poetry Collective.