Turtle Tracks

Tracks in the sand. No, not Tonka truck tires, but those of an adult female green sea turtle. Each morning in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, dozens of tracks line the beach. Follow them to nesting pits made the night before with only a few humans and the star-studded night sky as their witness. Advertisements

Cost Rica Here I Come

Mañana, viejo a Tortugueros, Costa Rica trabajar con el Conservation de Tortugas Marinas. Mi fascinación con estas descendientes de dinosaurios empezó hace 30 anos en Isla Mujeres, Mexico cuando tuve un buen vistazo con tortugas verdes. I have logged over 40 miles beach-walking on the shores of Lake Michigan in training for my research work … More Cost Rica Here I Come

Author Talk

Mary Alice Monroe visited Boswell Books this week. I got a much needed dose of inspiration from this accomplished author who, like me weaves ecology themes and a love of nature into the story she tells. Have been ‘stuck’ with plot revisions after finishing the first draft of my middle grade novel, but am now motivated to get … More Author Talk

Picture and a Thousand Words

Transported to the Caribbean islands-at least for a few minutes when I read from my novel, Spice island at Sugar Maple Brew Pub in Milwaukee. Great to feel the warmth & camaraderie of local writers sharing their work. Fun kick-off of Picture & a Thousand Words. We used photographs as prompts to inspire a 1,000 word story.

Biking is My Zen

“In Nature” this week. Taking advantage of the gorgeous fall weather in Wisconsin to bike Milwaukee’s Oak Leaf Trail. Part of my life as a writer involves finding time away from pen and paper to clear my  head, mull over story plots and ponder character development…Oh, and sometimes figure out what I’ll make for dinner.   PEDAL POWER!