What literary character did you most identify with as a child, and why?
I can relate to a few poets, Khalil Gibran is the closest I can identify with. I received a poem of his on Joy and Sorrow when I was a young child, later I was given two of his books as a gift. I can relate to his view of humanity and the world from a global perspective. Joy and Sorrow knows no boundary, no race, no religion. One seems to pass in a fleeting moment, while the other lingers for what feels like a lifetime. But we cannot fully understand either Joy or Sorrow, without experiencing each of them.
Can you recall your first piece of creative fiction/poem/song ?
When my kids were very little, I made up a song that we sang together that went:
“ I love Mommy, I love Daddy,
Daddy and Mommy love me,
I love you, you love me,
That is how it should be.”
Do you have a MS in a bottom drawer that will never see the light of day? If so, what’s it about?
Over 20 years ago I started to write “ A Mother’s Love, a Mother’s Lie”, it’s about a mother-daughter relationship, and takes you on a journey of the peaks and valleys as the daughter transitions from child, teen, adult to becoming a mother. The climactic ‘lie’ is revealed, causing a tragic break in their relationship. In the end, forgiveness finds a way to reach them and heal their relationship.
Recite a favorite passage from a favorite book; what makes it special for you?
Be Still and Know (that I am God); Psalm 46:10
Ever since I learned to meditate and be still a tremendous sense of peace and joy often fills my being. This phrase reminds me of how powerful and magical silence and inner reflection truly are. We all have an inner wisdom that speaks volumes to us when we are quiet, still and reflective.
Reveal a trait (of yours) that does not fit your own idea of ‘the writer”
I plan things in a linear fashion, the proverbial To Do list, get from A to B in a straight line. It’s a symptom of my former life as a business/finance manager. I see ‘the writer’ as more of a lateral thinker, creative and free flowing. When I tried to write my first book, Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life, chapter by chapter…it did not work. I learned to let go and allow content to flow in whatever section it was meant to be created.
A Choice (or seven):
mustard or ketchup? Neither, unless it’s organic, of course (smile)
summer or winter? Bring the HEAT!! I am an avid hot yoga fan, if its not 100 degrees or more, I get goosebumps.
walrus or geist? walrus
fiction or non? for writing, non fiction; but for reading – fiction, science fiction, fiction fantasy.
pen or keyboard?
Let’s see…former pianist with Royal Conservatory of Music, using computers over 28 years now. Keyboard has my vote 10:1. And let’s not forget the power of spell check!!
lessing or atwood? Atwood hands down.
What is the writer’s role in society?
To Inspire, and take one’s thoughts to new places.
Author of: Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life
Subtitle: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health, Vitality and Inner Peace
Publisher: Lotus Moon Press, March 2010
Adult, Non fiction; self empowerment, personal growth