I didn't start out to become a published author. In fact, I didn't start out to have a writing career.
But. . . life has a funny way of guiding us.
For me, my writing career didn't start with a whisper. . . it started with a jolt. I was jolted out of a successful and fairly safe career in healthcare administration. I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go next. I knew I didn't really want to go back into the same career. So, I started thinking about options. And that's when a mentor suggested travel writing.
As I thought back, I always wrote in my journals on our family trips. But that didn’t really count…I didn’t think. I have always loved to travel and I love to write about the places and people I visit. But, to turn it into a career?
After taking some travel writing courses, my articles became published all over the world and it quickly turned into something I loved doing. You can read a few of my articles on this site. Contact me if you want others as I still write travel articles for various magazines throughout the world.
Fast forward from articles to books. Once more, that turned into a successful endeavor. I became a published author and discovered that writing is my passion. Currently, I have books in different stages. Several are published and you can find out about them on this site. Others are in various stages of completion.
Currently I am the editor-in-chief for Prime Time Living Magazine and also a wine, food, and travel editor for WEMagazine. I am affiliated with the Bay Area Travel Writer Organization, a professional organization of travel writers and photographers.
I love what I’m doing…traveling, discovering new wines, learning new recipes, cooking for friends, writing, and putting it all together.
Stay tuned. New travel guide books are in the works.