I started writing poetry when I was 12 years old. I couldn't sleep, so I started writing to "empty my head." I have been writing ever since. My career has gone through several metamorphoses, and eventually I settled on teaching. I got my master's degree in literature at Florida Atlantic University, and started teaching at Broward College, south campus, where I stayed for 33 years. In 1991, I received a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Florida International University. I was the Phi Theta Kappa advisor, and the Honors Coordinator at Broward for 25 years. I finally retired in 2016. but I went back as an adjunct in January, 2018, and then in March, traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where I taught a seven week semester.
I am now a founding Associate Editor with the South Florida Poetry Journal, and a volunteer with the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, where I help with scheduling the volunteers!
Oh, and yes, I make jewelry as well, and recently started painting! I guess I just can't sit still.