Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to play flute in the symphony or write novels for a living so I went to law school. After ten years of practice, a major depressive episode forced me to rethink that career. Writing had always been my true love. I’ve now spent several decades writing, teaching and coaching writers, and I love it.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career?
Whether through mania or fierce determination, in 1997 I convinced my husband to move with me and our two dogs to Taos, New Mexico so I could study with best-selling author Natalie Goldberg. Having the opportunity to learn from and work closely with her shaped everything I do. It gave me a foundation that remains strong today.