dsc0366-version-3Welcome to my Author Page!

Here are ten things that make me, me:

  • I don’t use my middle name: Ann. If my parents had spelled it A-n-n-e, I’d use it.
  • I eat avocado everyday. Chocolate too. I feel cheated if I don’t.
  • I’ve a smidgen of OCD. Before I leave home I check that the freezer door is shut.
  • Several times a week I run twenty sets of stadium steps at Santa Barbara City College: 1,680 vertical steps.
  • Being submerged in cold water is painful. No ocean swimming for me.
  • I’m the kindred spirit of Anne (with an “e”) Shirley, heroine of the novel Anne of Green Gables.
  • My fifth grade teacher – Miss Dutcher – encouraged me to become a writer. Forty-five years later, I took her up on it.
  • In social settings I act the extrovert, but I’m not. I’ve hermit tendencies.
  • I don’t have all the answers. I do have opinions. I ask lots of (intelligent) questions.
  • Writing is torturous bliss, not unlike strenuous exercise. Both hurt so good.