About me

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I believe we are the Protagonists in our own life story, a mystery we’ve been given to solve. Every day there are clues. Writing pushes me to observe human nature and understand the mystery of who we are.

My published work is  Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria, an alternative history novel based a the idea of a noble order of felines that were rescued from the burning library.  I’m currently working on a stand alone sequel.

I write pretty much all the time, even when I’m not. I compose sentences, plot points, back story, or listen to my characters while washing dishes or showering. Through rigorous practice I have developed the ability to flip from my left brain to my right brain in the blink of an eye,  a handy talent for jotting down an idea at stoplights.

We live in sunny California on a two acre spread we call ‘Camp Relentless’. Because some plant is always in bloom and we don’t use chemical weapons, we are host to a huge bird population and chronic allergies. But we haven’t had to shovel snow since moving from the Midwest and we’re greeted every morning with a righteous chorus of bird songs.

Other things you might like to know.

  • I love cats. I don’t know if people dump their cats off, or I’m just a cat magnet, but we always have a cluster of strays that wander through, sometimes stopping to give birth and move on, like our property is on some feline migratory path. Some of them stay and become pets.
  • Like most writers, I love writing, books, libraries and coffee.

Follow me on Twitter and Guardian Cats on Facebook.

Check out my book on Amazon. 

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” Albert Einstein

4 thoughts on “About me

  1. We have much in common: I came here through our mutual British blog friend, Tooty, and it looks like we live in the same area. I live in Fresno. I have four cats and I just finished a fictional memoir about a troubled child living in a dysfuntional family. Mine is a comedy, because, well, I guess if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. 🙂

  2. Nice to meet you! Yes, we do have a lot in common. Cats, Central Valley and writing. I’d love to read your book when it comes out. Until then I’ll visit your blog.

    My story about a troubled kid is still in the developmental stages, not a comedy, but black humor is how my MC survives.

    For dark humor and satire, I could go to Tooty for mentoring couldn’t I?

  3. Hi Rahma,
    Thanks again for stopping by my blog.
    I am very new to being a “Blogger”…although in a way for years I have been blogging on FB to my friends and family now its just a little wider of a net.
    I love what you have written here in your “About me”…that “We are the Protagonists in our own life story.”.
    That is so true.
    I also agree that Curiosity is a gift and not a weapon of curse. Curiosity for other worlds and people and times and places led me to seek out the world of words in books and led to make up stories for myself to read as well.
    I truly think writers are a wonderful and rare breed of creature: a bit like unicorns or a phoenix. Sometimes we shimmer with brilliance of creativity but often we are at risk because we do skim the surfaces of all the worlds around us…
    Glad to meet a fellow writer.

    1. You have a beautiful way of looking at things. “I truly think writers are a wonderful and rare breed of creature: a bit like unicorns or a phoenix. Sometimes we shimmer with brilliance of creativity but often we are at risk because we do skim the surfaces of all the worlds around us…” Glad to meet you as well.

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