About Me

Contributor Badge 5+ (197x155)After years of managing projects, developing software, and occasionally writing user manuals as both an employee and an independent consultant, I decided to get creative in a different way.

While cruising and telecommuting on my sailboat for six years, I transitioned into a writer of nonfiction articles about interesting places, events, and people. Now a landlubber and kayaker in North Carolina, I also write flash fiction and essays on the writing life. Other spare time activities include reading (of course!), horsebackriding, and taking long walks.

I’m a member of the Alliance for Independent Authors, the North Carolina Writers Network, and Carteret Writers.

I have received awards for both creative nonfiction and flash fiction. Below are some recent efforts.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive includes my “The Winds of Change” about a bad experience that gave me the push I needed to take the helm of my own sailboat.. Great cover!




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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas! 101 stories about Christmas and Hanukkah. One of them is my “Christmas Afloat” about my first Christmas living aboard my sailboat in Beaufort, North Carolina.