It’s the year 2022 and I’m celebrating my baby’s 25th birthday: A 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio. She’s a tough ol’ gal, given our Michigan climate.


My favorite places are small independent bookstores. I read, read, read. Of course, all writers should be readers. Every Wednesday, I meet with our writers’ group — River City Writers’ Group of Grand Rapids — at the downtown GRPL.


It’s great to live here in Beer City, USA. And I’m crazy about Michigan wines. I am a huge supporter of sustainable farming, permaculture communities, and Yard Farmers. You’ll find me at the local farmers’ market on Saturday mornings.