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Ever since getting my grandmother to start writing down her life's stories, I've become passionate about encouraging everyone to do the same.

I've written two books: "LifeNotes - Recording Your Memories, the Legacy of a Lifetime", is a workbook format, and extremely user-friendly;

"Write Your Life Story in 28 Days" helps you do just that, with daily assignments that will help you document all the major events of your life. It's available from

My next project is a novel, which should be out in early 2009.

I also teach life-writing classes in the Phoenix area, and belong to the Association of Personal Historians.

I'm the wife of Fred, mother of Joel and Jen, and grandmother of Connor and Kellen.

I've been a member of Toastmasters International since 1980, and enjoy public speaking (yes, it is possible to actually enjoy it!)

Originally from Maryland, I've lived in the Phoenix area for the past 42 years, except for the four years I spent working in Vietnam. (Now THERE's a story!)


Reading, hiking, writing, traveling, playing Texas Hold'em, enjoying my grandson Connor