I have lived in Richardson, Texas, since 1973 and been a member of Story Circle since its creation in 1997. Born and raised in Philadelphia, I have been married to Bob for 42 years. We have three daughters, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters, six grandsons, and a new seven-year-old "puppy" named Duke that we adopted from the Richardson Humane Society. My hobbies include reading, music, genealogy, playing the piano, practicing yoga, golf, exercise, gardening, and being a sports fanatic. Sleep is optional. As a writer, I enjoy sharing with others all the interesting stories I have to tell. I draw on my life as a girl, growing up before Equal Rights was an issue, losing my mother at an early age, being raised a Catholic, forty years of volunteerism, and my experiences as a mother/grandmother. I have had short stories, reviews, and poetry published in a number of small magazines. I became a book reviewer because I'm interested in writings by and about women and their particular issues, especially stories that feature strong, competent women. As an inveterate reader and writer, I like passing along my thoughts on the books I've read.
Stars have posted at least 10 reviews &/or interviews in the past 18 months
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