writing

May 23, 2017

I had a meeting with my publicist this week and we realized it’s been seven months since I wrote my last blog. Earlier that day I reviewed my manuscript and music of the stage production I’m working on, Borderland. Over the course of the seven months it seemed to me the work had been composed […]

October 26, 2016

Nearly a year ago I deigned to let the cat out of the bag and blogged about a project I began researching and writing – From Whence I Came. To encourage myself to keep moving forward on this idea I took some time this past spring to put together a killer proposal for a McKnight […]

December 3, 2015

In 1983 I was living in Washington, D.C. and came upon an exhibit somewhere on Capitol Hill. It was the 50 year commemoration of the Ukrainian Holodomor. If I’d have heard the word Holodomor used before it was probably at the Ukrainian/American Home in Minneapolis. More than likely the Holodomor was talked about at what […]

November 3, 2015

In my book, “I’m Not The Pastor’s Wife (I’m just married to him) I opened up my life for the public to know who I am. The book was the very first time I let anyone except my therapist know much about me, but also, about my mom. She died my sophomore year in high […]

March 11, 2015

“So, what is it you exactly DO do?”  –  Young Frankenstein, the movie A couple years back I spent eighteen months holed up in my everything-I-do-for-a-living studio and was hardly able to escape the room as I wrote my manuscript for my first book. My husband would pop his head in the door @ 11:00 pm,  tell […]


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