I’m a writer, wife and mother.
I grew up in a rural town in Washington with one stoplight and no McDonalds. As kids, we rode our bikes through winding country roads to visit friends. We were gone all day long and our parents never worried. Now in my empty nest, I realize I didn’t ruin my kids — in spite of my hovering.
My blog “bleuwater: thoughts about life below the surface” was named for my mom, who loved blue, thought the French spelling was “highbrow,” and my love of oceans, lakes and pools.
My career includes writing for magazines and newspapers plus working in advertising and public relations creating newspaper, magazine, billboard and radio ads. I wrote more newsletters and press releases than I’d care to remember! I’ve written children’s fiction for magazines, plus a monthly parenting column — until I woke up one day and asked, “Who would want to hear advice from me?”
My degree is in editorial journalism from the University of Washington, Seattle.