A native Californian, I was born in eastern San Diego County, though I’ve lived in various countries since 1991–Turkey, Kuwait, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, India, and the United Kingdom. Currently, I live amongst the redwoods in California’s Santa Cruz mountains with my husband, Michael Citrino teacher, artist, gardener, and blues harmonica player.
Scuba diving, bicycling, and travel are some of my most favorite activities. I write often about place, listening for the voices that arise from the places where the inner journey greets the outer journey. I love being out of doors under the open, blue sky.
Together with Michael Citrino and also Richard and Catherine Frazier I’ve done volunteer work in teacher training for teachers at the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India, as well as teachers in Ladakh, India. You can learn more about this work at this site Partners in Education
I received my MA from the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont, and have participated in various writing workshops and creativity conferences including the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking, Flight of the Mind, the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop.
My writing has been published in various literary magazines including, Bellowing Ark, Buffalo Bones, Calyx, Canary, Earth’s Daughters, Fine Madness, Flyway, The International Journal of Wilderness, Kalliope, Paterson Literary Review, phren-z, Spillway, and Sojourners, among other journals and anthologies.
My book, A Space Between, will be published by Bordighera Press in 2019. My chapbook, Saudade, was published with Finishing Line Press. My second chapbook, To Find a River, will appear in fall of 2019, to be published by Dancing Girl Press. My chapter, “E-mail Publication Projects,” appears in Chris Weber’s book, Publishing With Students, published by Heinemann.
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