Born in San Francisco, I have lived on the San Francisco Peninsula all my life. I have BA and MBA degrees from Stanford University.
I retired after a forty-year career in finance, accounting, tax, management analysis, and instructional design, the final twenty-nine years at Stanford, where I took many Continuing Studies classes in literature, creative writing, studio art, and art history. For eleven summers, I attended Wildacres Writers workshops and retreats in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
While I have always been a writer and artist, after retiring, writing and art became full-time pursuits. I developed my drawing, painting, printmaking, and fiber arts skills at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and the Richmond Art Center and participated in writing workshops with Ellen Bass and Kim Addonizio for several years.
I enjoy traveling, although I am doing less nowadays, and I am a prolific photographer.
During the first 500 days of pandemic, I wrote and illustrated a daily chronicle of thoughts and happenings.
I am currently finishing soft pastel illustrations for Mac, the Rescue Mutt, the picture book about my pandemic pooch, Mac.