About the Author
I'm a transplanted Yankee who hates the
cold and is very grateful to be living in a warmer place.
I grew up in New Jersey and lived for a while in New
York City and then New York State, but you couldn't
pay me to go back and live there again. Scares the hell
out of me - all those people and all that traffic. I'm
really a woods woman. That's where I'm happiest, out
in the woods. That's why I moved to Arkansas.
I haven't always been a lesbian. I was
married for twenty years and raised three sons. The
biggest difference I feel about being a lesbian is the
freedom it gives me to be my whole self. That married
time seems like another life, and yet it does connect
to this one. I still have the same concerns. I've always
been somewhat of a radical troublemaker, working for
peace, justice and ecology, and now being a lesbian
adds a very personal dimension to all that.
I guess I'm really a community person.
I keep coming back to try that wonderful and troublesome,
experimental adventure one more time. This is my third
try at it and this time it seems to be working for me.
I'm living on women's land in a house I designed myself
that was built entirely by women's hands, including
my own. I have a girlfriend who lives across the yard,
a cat, a dog, a wonderful view, a little vegetable garden
that I try to remember to weed and water, and now, in
spite of my resistance, a computer which is often my
friend and sometimes my enemy.
All my life I've been a writer/artist,
hopping back and forth from one foot to the other. Right
now I'm more of a writer though that could change any
day. I've written a lot of short stories and occasionally
some poetry when the spirit moves me, as well as pieces
for a travelling performance troup call Goddess Productions.
Now, much to my surprise, I find myself in the middle
of a series of full-length fantasy adventure novels
about a tribe of wild women called the Hadra who channeled
themselves into my life. Six of these books are already
published, another is eagerly awaiting publication,
and more may be lying in wait for me.