As an undergraduate and graduate student interested in imagery and perception, I studied art history while creatively exploring photography and film. I eventually finished doctoral coursework in an interdisciplinary program — Film, Literature, and Culture — at USC. But, I discovered that teaching and an academic career were not for me, so I found a way to support my creative habits as a story analyst (evaluating written material for production companies, and also joining the staff at an agency, CAA, for a year). I’ve written several original screenplays, as well as a number of adaptations for producers.
My first novel, The Music from the Lighthouse, is currently available as an ebook, and I’m now at work on my second novel. In my writing, I explore art and awareness, philosophical, cultural, and environmental issues.
I love cooking and baking (of course with organic and sustainably-grown ingredients). For more than 4 years now I’ve been working in Hospitality in wine tasting rooms, where I also do the food pairings for events. (I’m learning about wine — an exciting, endless pursuit.)
I live in the Anderson Valley on a 9 acre property with persimmon, plum, fig, pear and (about 50) apple trees. We have 2 hives that produce scrumptious honey. I have two Border Collies who train me and my husband daily, and we now have a pup. There’s plenty of sheep in the Valley, so the herding training begins February, 2017.