Wednesday, November 2, 2022

I used to think of myself as a nurse, not a writer. So what made me

 have a book published in my seventh decade? 

Mindy McGinnis, author of multiple novels and short stories, has my answer. 

Click on the link below.


Monday, June 13, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Memoir, I Need to Tell You is here! Order wherever books are sold. If you like the book, please take a moment to leave a comment on Amazon or Goodreads.


My copy arrived! I am amazed and dismayed - did I really do this? Hell, yeah

 I began studying the craft of storytelling in 2015 and wrote everyday till I had a completed manuscript. Some days I felt turned inside out from the sharp memories that emerged. At first I used a pseudonym- no way could I put my name on this story. There’s a lot of embarrassing stuff in my history.

I learned:
#1, a memoir without your true name may as well be fiction.
#2, cut deep until your blood gushes out. The writing must be that honest! I’m not so different from most women in America. We all have a story. And this is mine. #grateful

Thursday, May 12, 2022



Wednesday, May 11, 2022

MAY 12

It’s Never Too Late

My work as a nurse specialist is in the rear view mirror and I'm honored to have had that career. But now I have this one as an author. Some people might think that your later years mean sitting in a rocker with a cat or a grandchild on your lap. Not for me. There is so much left to do. I had some false starts after retirement. Such as... I bought a new cello. I knew nothing about music except that I love strings. Turns out, practicing an hour a day wasn't as doable as I thought. My elbow pained after fifteen minutes. My husband left the house when I practiced. But I still love the instrument and tune it when the weather changes. 

Then, I decided I wanted to tell my story that I'd kept secret most of my life. So, I took writing classes and found my niche with fellow writers. Writing is much more challenging than I imagined. If you're interested in learning to write, send me an email. I'd love to talk to you about it.