I am so glad you found me, and I’m thankful for this opportunity to share with you a little about my life and work.
Although born in California, I grew up in Ecuador, South America, where my parents are from. I returned to the United States in the mid 1980’s and until the time came for me to follow my heart and write full time, I developed a corporate career in International Sales Operations.
Due to my young family commandeering my time in the 90's, my professional pursuits shifted toward the flexibility of freelance translating, interpreting and teaching (English and Spanish) before a re-entry into the corporate world for one last ten year stint.
At present, I am a full-time indie author and the managing editor of WaterBearer Press, where we approach publishing one dream at a time.
My published works include the philosophical fantasy novels; Faery Sight, Cradle Gift and Nahia. The award-winning Faerie Legacy Series chronicles the lives of three matriarchs over a period of 200 years.
Seven Ghostly Spins: a brush with the supernatural, released on All Souls Day 2018, is a carefully crafted collection of six short stories* and one novella. These deliciously gruesome tales are all based on true ghost legends and a couple of my own paranormal experiences.
*Featured author Kelsey E. Gerard contributed She Caught a Ride to this award-winning collection.
From the ashes of burned letters comes a celestial romp, spanning seven decades and two continents; my latest release, Love & Homegrown Magic, arrived on Halloween 2020 with the Blue Moon and became an award-winning title 30 days post-launch!
The Faerie Legacy Series (Faery Sight, Cradle Gift and Nahia) is a gift to the girls and women in my family. It was through their support and encouragement that my dreams of publication became a reality.
I credit them with shaping my life, and I will let you in on a secret; their influence, beauty, experiences and personalities are behind the magical realism of, not just, Faery Sight but of all my philosophical fictions.
I believe our reality is based on the "stories" we were told about ourselves as children, and which we continued to repeat from then on with very minor adjustments.
A few years ago I decided it was time to acknowledge those stories and give them due credit while, nevertheless, waving good-bye to those I had ear-marked to be "un-learned."
How else could I create a reality that included the peace and fulfillment I sought?
When I found the story written in my heart I began telling it to myself over and over, every day— Slowly but surely, as I surrender to believing it, my long wished for reality is taking shape.