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Winter

posted on: August 17, 2018

How I Write

posted on: April 26, 2018

This blog was originally published by Girl Who Reads website when I was a guest in 2012 and then was reposted in March, 2018.  I wanted to share it here, with all of you.    Hi! Today, I have National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee Ann Pearlman guest posting. Author of several non-fiction and fiction books, her newest novel A Gift for… Read more

Art: Catalyst for Change

posted on: April 10, 2018

Juliet and me talking about our art show, Re/Viewing Oppression    My mass incarceration sculpture, Juliet Seignious’ chalkline paintings, and our collaborative art were displayed in a pop-up show Re/Viewing Oppression at the Ann Arbor Art Center.   At the same time period,  a show with emphasis on protest art was displayed and a panel of activists… Read more

Re/Viewing Oppression at Ann Arbor Art Center 3/15-4/5/2018

posted on: March 16, 2018

      I am thrilled that my art will be on display at the Ann Arbor Art Center from March 15- April 5, 2018. Metal sculpture from my Mass Incarceration Series is displayed on the first floor Gallery along with Juliet Seignious’ work entitled Requiem/ChalkLines. There will be a closing reception and conversation with… Read more

The Story of Mr. Blue is now FREE

posted on: November 29, 2017

My recently released illustrated tale, The Story of Mr. Blue, is now FREE for three days on Amazon!  This short story is perfect for families to share.  Detailing the formation of a relationship between the author and a Beta fish, it shows the unique personality of the fish, as well as the growing sense of connection and joy between… Read more

The Joy of Collaborative Creation

posted on: October 4, 2017

  Writing and art are isolated passions. I envy musicians, dancers and actors who hone and produce art as a team, especially jazz musicians who play off each other in instant shared creation. But writers and artists rarely share the joy of creating with another. Yes, we work with writing buddies to improve our work,… Read more

A Short Bird Story: Lust and Loss

posted on: June 14, 2017

This year birds welcomed spring with a lusty flurry, celebrating the season by swooping through trees, trilling, cawing, pecking, whistling, singing, and chirping. Bright red birds, hopping robins, wood-peckers, red and gold finches, vibrant blue jays played and zoomed in the forest surrounding my house.  Desire and excitement in the air. A Baltimore Oriole arrived… Read more

Women’s March Los Angeles

posted on: January 22, 2017

    We were lucky. Rain let up for the day after breaking California’s five-year drought. I woke up early, met Sheila Finch, and we boarded the 7:15 am Metro Blue Line train at the first station in Long Beach going north to Los Angeles. The platform was packed. We were the last to squeeze… Read more

Hands Across America Cookies

posted on: December 12, 2016

Holidays are fast approaching and our country is still ricocheting from the divisive election. Now it’s the time for festivals and welcoming a new year. The holidays at this season– with the Christmas tree lights, Hanukah candles, and the Kwanza lights –are our way to bring brightness into the dark time of the year. Soon… Read more

Two Illustrated Short Stories for the Price of One!

posted on: September 28, 2016

  Angels, the tale of something wonderful happening in a dismal world, is now live on Amazon with all illustrations in vibrant and glorious color. To celebrate, I am giving away my illustrated short story, Other Lives.  It will be free for three days from September 29 – October 1. You can get two illustrated… Read more