During my recovery, I began to write in earnest, but I've written poetry, stories, in sales and marketing, gardening and horticulture articles long before my stroke.
Now, I write memoir; my life's stories. That major life-changing event caused me to take stock and to begin to use my word--to learn again to assess and assay.
Stroke Story: My Journey There and Back is the memoir of a devastating brain hemorrhage that changed my life, and how I began to cope with survival and recovery.
Permanent Home: A Memoir begins with early life stories of this Air Force daughter and impressions of my family's years in Tokyo. I write about my foray into Philadelphia area gardens, my adoption journey; search and reunion with my birth family, and survival of brain hemorrhage. My reflections are written in prose poetry and Japanese Haibun. The softcover edition includes an abundance of black and white personal photos. Kindle edition photos are in color.
Coming to Terms: My Journey Continues is the sequel to Stroke Story which intersperses the narrative of my long recovery with Japanese poetry, photo images with haiku--haiga--and my reflections in prose poetry.