Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Literary Ladies Luncheon

Community Resources, Inc. Past President, Board of Directors

Syracuse University Alumni Club of Colorado



Writer's Digest magazine Short Story Competition 4th Place

Glimmer Train Stories Short Story Competition Honorable Mention

Former Rocky Mountain Women's Institute Creative Writing Associate

Presenter at the 2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

My first novel, One Sister’s Song, has been recorded and added to the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now known as Learning Ally) national catalog of audio titles for students with reading disabilities.



Latest blog posts:

Diversity blog:

BEYOND Understanding


"Inconceivable Child" at Wazee Journal

"In the Woods" at Mountain Gazette

Triptych of elegies related to the bombing of Pan Am 103 


Author Patry Francis at


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at BlogCritics 

Stories of Strength edited by Jenna Glatzer at CompulsiveReader


"Entering the Writing Zone" at CarolineLeavvittville Blog

"Getting the Word Out" and "Truth in Fiction" in From Hollywood Experts and Published Authors anthology

"Barbie-girl" in Sisters Born, Sisters Found anthology

Article on library book clubs published in Buzz in the ’Burbs magazine, Denver 

Numerous articles on Denver businesses published in Spotlight magazine, Denver 

“A Book, A Dream….” published on the Pearl Street Publishing website

“What’s On Your Nightstand?” featured author interview on From Left to Write blog