In my teens and early 20s, I wrote poetry and journaled, studied Fine Arts and Ceramics. I was a studio artist and professional gardener for 15 years. After EMDR and art therapy, I returned to poetry and journaling. Then in my 40s, a major shift, moving across the country and becoming part of a family, plus building a business, meant less creative time for the last 13 years or so. Inspired by my stepdaughters, I put a few bedtime stories to paper, followed by some short stories. And recently, I've returned to poetry and flash fiction. Weird fiction, science & philosophy influence my writing.