I am a retired English as a Second Language teacher with a Master’s Degree in English/ESL from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara. I am almost finished with a historical fiction novel set in the 1850’s to 1860’s in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Publications of my writing include the following articles:
- “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty,” and “Trickle Down vs. Trickle Up,” Nevada County’s Blues, by Milan Vodicka, 2019
- LTE: “We can’t escape housing crisis,” The Union Newspaper, June 15, 2019
- LTE: “Teachers are overlooked”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2018
- LTE: “Eradicate TB”,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2016
- LTE: “Save Head Start,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 2012
I have written numerous poems and short stories. I am an active member of the Northern California Historical Novel Society. I wrote and edited two monthly newsletters during my career as a general contracting company owner: “SFBA NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)” and “On The Beam Remodeling” monthly newsletter. I host a weekly meetup, Shut Up And Write, currently on Zoom.