Current Projects

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative corner restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.

—Mary Oliver


I wrote a few short stories years ago and have always intended to write more fiction when I had time. Recently I’ve realized it’s now or never, and I’ve started to write a romance novel set in Oregon in 1947.

I wrote a short story for the 2018 RT Booklovers Convention anthology, Haunted West.

Last year I completed writing both my and my husband’s family histories. My current family history project is publishing my great-great-grandfather’s Civil War diary. I have transcribed it, and I am researching the events he mentions in the diary as well as his life before the war, the battles his regiment fought in after the period covered in his diary and his life after the war.


I edit carefully selected novels on a freelance basis (see my Services link).

Books in the City of Trembling Leaves

TLcloseupI started the Trembling Leaves Twitter account (@NorNVbooks) in September 2013 to compile and share news about authors from and books set in Northern Nevada. It’s named, of course, after Walter van Tilburg Clark’s novel about Reno. I write a blog to go with it.


I write essays at Medium once in a while. You can see my work (and follow me if you wish) at