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About Me

My background

Author, writer, poet.


Born in the Texas Valley, I draw inspiration from nature, travel, and photography.  


My experience leading  spiritual retreats and creative writing workshops/retreats builds upon a strong foundation in theological studies.  I am a member of several writing groups.  I facilitate a faith-based writing group.  




Author of Moments of Grace:  A Collection of Poetry Inspired by Faith.



My poem,  'San Juan Capistrano' was enacted in Blessing of Our Beginnings Celebrating 10,000 Years, a choral production developed by Dr. Carmen Tafolla, San Antonio's first Poet Laureate.


My work has been published in various venues, including Story Circle Journal and Story Circle True Words.



My writing roots

Entranced by the stories and myths told to me during my childhood, I yearned to hear about the people who shaped my history and spirituality.   I'd take notes while my mother shared her own childhood memories of the people and struggles in her life. 


Our family history was too valuable to forget, so I wanted to write it down.

My style

A poet resides in my heart!  I see the world around me imbued with vivid greens and fragrant with plants and flowers from my mother's garden.  


My soul proclaims the beauty with the diversity of language with which I was born.


Sometimes, my aspirations and insights take the form of prose.

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