Stories have raced through my head since I was a young child. Accompanying me in a corner, under the dining room table, my paper dolls in extravagant clothes became characters in many of my fantasies. When my mother told me I was too old and could no longer occupy my time with 'cut-out dolls,' my imaginary tales were acted out as I walked to school and eventually on the bus going to work after school. Teachers suggested I pursue a career as a writer but social work and then teaching were the accepted careers for women of my generation.
My thoughts were never seriously placed on paper until I retired from my career as a Reading/Writing Specialist in the Lynbrook School District on Long Island.
My first article, Retired and Learning to Play, was published in various periodicals and then our shiny new motor home became a catalyst for starting a fantastic writing career.
My pad and pen went along with gas in the engine; I began to write about places we visited. Camping magazines assisted in initiating my exciting career.
The untimely death of my darling sister encouraged me to write A Sister's Story: Bevie and Me. Sending chapters to various periodicals launched my writing career as a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Various periodicals including Reminisce, Shalom Today, Heritage, Florida Jewish News, The Sun Sentinel, The Long Island Herald, Woodall's, Camperway, Senior Scene, and The Happy Herald became homes for my creativity.
My dream of publishing my three books, A Sister's Story: Bevie and Me, A Grandmother's Passover Tale for Children of All Ages, and A Grandmother's Book of Commentaries on Life, are now included in my rainbow.
I thank my husband and our family, also the members of the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) and my valued friendships for giving me the encouragement to fulfill my dreams.
But most important, I hope you enjoy reading my work as much as I enjoy writing my articles.