October is Bat Appreciation Month!

small, light brown bat head with large ears, shoulders, and part of gray-brown wings

Bats are amazing creatures. There are more than 1,400 species of bats in the world, about 20 percent of all mammal species. About two-thirds of bats are insectivorous. They consume between 50 and 100 percent of their own weight every night. That voracious appetite for insects is worth more than $57 billion per year in […]

Reinventing My Life… Again??

I never thought I would have a website with my name on it. Nor that I’d ever have the self-discipline to write a novel. But life is full of surprises. I got a great idea for a romantic comedy film—one I wished someone else would write and produce. But no one did. Yet the characters, […]

It’s getting closer!

It has taken a lot longer than I thought it would, but I’ve finally finished the manuscript of my contemporary romance, In Your Dreams!  It’s the first of three books that tell an unlikely love story. Think Notting Hill meets Pride & Prejudice in 2014. The novel has been line and copy edited, so now I’m shopping […]

Earth Day Plea 2021

Earth, seen from space

We humans have been trashing the earth’s ecosystems as long as we’ve existed. The cumulative effect of our selfish behavior is now degrading our quality of life. In my lifetime, I’ve observed more frequent and severe droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, hotter summers, and less winter fog in the Sacramento Valley. Despite the efforts of […]