About Me

Contributor Badge 5+ (197x155)I write about people who wander their own path in life for readers who do, or dream of doing, the same. Even animals I’ve written about–terriers and a Siamese cat–are known for their independent spirit. Both my nonfiction and fiction have won awards.

After years of managing projects, developing software, and occasionally writing user manuals as both an employee and an independent consultant, I opted to get creative in a different way.

While cruising and telecommuting on my sailboat for six years, I transformed into a writer of nonfiction articles about unique places, events, and people. Now a landlubber in North Carolina, I’m working on a novel about young Czechs who immigrate to Nebraska in 1911.

I also write flash fiction and essays on the writing life. Spare time activities include reading (of course!), kayaking, horsebackriding, and taking long walks, preferably near salt water.

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

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