I began my editorial career in 1987 with Holt, Rinehart & Winston in Austin, Texas. As an associate editor, I worked on a writing handbook as well as several reading and literature textbooks for middle and high school students.
In 1990, I struck out on my own as a freelance writer and editor. Over the years, I have worked with authors, business owners, nonprofits, graduate students, and others. I led poetry workshops for expatriates in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; developed an English language program for workers at a mushroom factory in Mexico; tutored reading in an elementary school in Santa Fe; and taught writing to students at the University of Texas.
In 1996, I received an MFA in Creative Writing (poetry and playwriting) from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, and the following year I was awarded a postgraduate fellowship.
I have been privileged to live and work in many interesting places, including Austin, Texas; New York City; and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2008, my husband and I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Roy and I live in the charming Railyard district of Santa Fe with our dog Joey Wiggles and Chispa the cat. My many interests include reading, birding, hiking, dancing, writing, playing chess, and traveling. I volunteer weekly at the New Mexico Wildlife Center, where I work with raptors and talk to visitors and school groups about wildlife and conservation.
For more information about my background and experience, see my LinkedIn profile.