My story so far is proof that life is seldom just one straight line. My careers have ranged from newspaper reporter to university professor, but my favorite job ever was as an assistant to a stock photographer based in Paris. And having a paper route when I was 12. I’ve lived in Germany, Switzerland, France, and Israel, and traveled throughout Europe and the U.S. Learning languages is one of my favorite pastimes; I speak French and German, love Russian, and want to learn Arabic next. Or maybe Chinese. Or Japanese…?
I have a PhD in geography and teach part-time in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment program at the University of Oklahoma. My day job is that of technical writer and editor for an energy consulting company in Oklahoma City. I’m also an avid bicyclist and ride over 100 miles a week when the weather permits. When the weather doesn’t permit, I get grumpy. Bike touring is my favorite way to travel, and I’ve cycled through Ireland, France, Austria, Spain, Belgium, and Holland. I also love sailing, tie dying, digging in the dirt, baking, roller blading, and flying power kites.
I’ve been a writer since forever in one way or another. I love writing both fiction and non-fiction, but am concentrating on upper MG and YA novels right now.
I live in Norman, OK, with my two cats, Boodler and Little Bear.
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