I am a Women's Fiction Writer and poet, creating beauty for the mind! My goal is to bring what I love about 19th century literature...deep characters, true romance, beautiful imagery, meaningful dialogue, and rich stories that linger in the heart...and bring that to the 21st century reader. I have written three novels, a collection of poems, and find myself dabbling in short stories in between. I am a regular contributor to Women's Fiction Writers Association Industry News and have my own column in OC called Girl On Writing. You can see some of my work in Lost Coast Review and PennWriters, as well as my numerous thoughts on writing and life at