The universe is made of stories, not atoms. —Muriel Rukeyser
I’ve always loved the power of the written word. Books have been a constant sanctuary. But my most favorite joy of all was reading to my sons, Ethan and Jesse. Snuggled together on the couch right after their baths and before bedtime, we would open each book and adventure into new worlds together. The books’ complexities would grow along with my sons’ ages. So we’d begin with the enchantment of Good Night Moon, The Runaway Bunny, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and progress to the worlds of Heidi, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Gulliver’s Travels, Swiss Family Robinson, The Little Prince, Dandelion Wine, To Kill a Mockingbird, and a myriad of other childhood favorites that I still have at home — and also now read with my precious grandson, Kaio.
The pictures that they each carry in their heads are unique. The way they envision each journey belongs only to them. The words gave them each a gift of fantasy and fed their imaginations. And it gave me endless joy in reading these beloved stories again — out loud.
The art of storytelling is a gift passed from one to another — whether it’s verbal or written, danced, painted, spoken in sign language or song. It is the way we express an experience that must be conveyed and remembered. For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of communicating to the world—one story at a time—ever connecting thoughts and images and feelings with others as they connect back their own to me. I hope you enjoy my own written thoughts and share them with others along the way…
In addition to being an author and speaker, I have been a copywriter (TV, radio, print) for award winning accounts in Los Angeles, Monterey and Sacramento. I have created major advertising and public relations campaigns for The Tropicana Hotel, L.A. County Fair, Hilton Hotels, Princess Cruises, Tibor Rudas Organization (Superstar Theater), Monterey Museum of Art, CTB/McGraw-Hill and many others in the health, education, art, business, technical, family, retail, building, hospitality, entertainment and non-profit fields.
Although I enjoyed my time as a copywriter I am now loving my new career as a full-time author and speaker.