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Education: UC, Berkeley. graduated in 1963 with a BA in Political Science & French. Received another BA in Art at Portland State University in 1982
My first book, Europe with Two Kids and a Van was published in 1973. It was inspired by my husband's and my travels in a Volkwagon Bus all around Europe before returning to Ferndale, California, where I started a Jewelry design and retail business. In 1977 we moved to Oregon and opened my second custom jewelry store in Gresham Oregon. After selling my business in 1988, I went on to be a painter and sculptor, exhibiting and teaching art as a resident artist in the schools. In 2006, my husband and I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and eventually bought a house there. In 2017 we started an NGO, Latin American Relief Fund to support a migrant shelter, Albergue ABBA for migrants and refugees. see: latinamericanrelieffund.org. I continued to enjoy writing short stories and some poetry, but it was only after a few years of taking writing workshops both at the annual San Miguel Writers Conference and in Portland that I had the courage to write my first novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, published in 2014.
Travel, hiking, kayaking, reading, writing prose and poetry, dancing, and helping my two daughters with gardening and enjoying my grandchildren. I have 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. How lucky am I.
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In 1972 I published my first book, a travel memoir, entitled Europe with Two Kids and a Van, all about camping in a Volkswagen Van throughout Europe from Germany, to Scandinavia, England, France, Spain and Italy with my husband and two small daughters, ages three and a half and five years. It was a wonderful adventure.
After raising a family, starting a Fine Jewelry Design Business, being a professional painter and sculptor, then moving to Oregon and eventually to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I finally had time to write a late in life love story wrapped around the issue of immigration.