Brief Bio of a Woman Who Likes to Make Stuff Up




Raised in the Santa Clara Valley by parents who cared deeply about honesty and justice; three siblings; B.A. and M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University; married at the age of 21 to a man who was a waiter/tournament bridge player; worked as little as possible at jobs in which she typed, filed, and answered phones. With her husband adopted twin boys, one of whom has severe disabilities and the greatest grin on earth. Is really, really, really not a saint.

Garden arch at Broughton Castle, England





Is passionate about:

traveling
snow
studying Italian
the San Francisco Giants
cats
Indian food
movies
Pope Francis
electoral politics
the future of the planet
anything that's really, really old

Will eat nothing pictured here

Unfortunate Peculiarities:

doesn't drive
picky eater
overeater
very, very slow reader
a real clutterbug
inexplicable aversion to short stories
terrified of nearly everything