Welcome and thank you for stopping by!

Let me introduce myself. I’m a writer, an adoptee, a somewhat-fanatical grandma, and a woman who has fallen in love with the peaceful practice of still life photography.

A few years ago I wrote a book called Two Hearts: An Adoptee’s Journey Through Grief to Gratitude about my complicated quest for family. I’ve been touched by the many connections I’ve made with readers over the years. It can be a scary thing to share one’s story but I’ve learned that it’s also a gift we can give to others as it’s very likely our story will touch something in the heart of another person.

I retired from a twenty-five-year corporate career in 2014 and, with my husband and our doted-upon Yorkshire Terrier, moved from Washington state to our home city in British Columbia, Canada. Retiring, relocating, and repatriating all at once? Oh my, that was a stress-filled time to be sure!

These days I find contentment and fulfillment when I’m writing, reading, gardening, preserving the harvest, and capturing the beauty of simple things through the lens of my camera.