Happy springtime. Now in my eighth decade I am more than ever aware that every small act of kindness radiates around us, so let's fill each day with them.
My two new books, "Side by Side, Writing Your Love Story" and "Footsteps, In Love with a Frenchman", both celebrate my lasting love affair with Pierre. I've added a new photo of the two of us at the recent Geneva Writers Conference.
I've also added a drawing by Alice Baudat, friend, artist, author, that illustrates our 55 years together. Her drawings have blossomed on the fb page for Side by Side
My passion for writing, for all that it uncovers, has not wavered. I am starting on another book "Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung."
At the same time I continue to love teaching creative writing. I will be back in the States for my annual spring tour of workshops, dates and places are noted to the left, and again in July for the Summer Conference of the International Women's Writing Guild, www.iwwg.org, that will be held in Muhlenberg, PA. Would love to welcome you!
Another personal essay, Remembering, included in my Footsteps, In Love with a Frenchman, speaks of Kennedy's assassination and the role of memory. I will continue to post these 'new' (already published but new on my website) essays every three or four months.
To close this homepage, I return to my most recent book, Side by Side, Writing Your Love Story, from the Introduction.
Pierre and I have been married for close to sixty years, and we are still very much in love. What went right? To answer this question, I thought back to the good moments of our relationship and began to write. With each memory, I relived the experience--the strong attraction that has kept us together for so long. When I shared the memories with Pierre, we felt the attraction together.
This is the premise of Side by Side: that we can think back to some of the good moments of our relationships, write about them, share them with our spouse, and awaken the mutual desire to create new good moments. And stay in love!
Thank you for your visit.