More About Me
I have been a writer and artist for a long time. I am not a professional in either field; I make my living doing other things. And though I rarely sell my work, I am happy writing and making art for no one else but me. It took many years to get the courage to share my work online. When I did, I used several pen names; my favorite one was Colleen Ackerman. I may self-publish some poetry under that name; she has a Smashwords account in case I do.
I was raised in San Diego and have lived in Italy, France, England, Arizona, and the shores of Lake Erie. I spend most of my time with my physician husband, 3 rambunctious children, and too many pets. I have worked in finance, been a veterinarian, and a recreational scuba diver. For relaxation, I love writing poetry, making art, photographing nature, cooking and baking, playing guitar, riding horses, camping, fishing, skiing, and reading fantasy and sci-fi. You can also find me watching fantasy/sci-fi TV shows and movies, a love I got from my dad.
Last but not least, I am a fortunate survivor of The Big C. My one wish is to see the cure for cancer in my lifetime.