From an upstate-New York-farmer’s daughter to an aspiring artist at the Art Students League my life has been a great journey. My residences have included New York City, New York and Lahore, Pakistan.
Although my core is one of conservative, religious values, I am a free spirited liberal when it comes to my friendships. My strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have led me from legal secretary to artist; from store owner (cartoon character clothing for adults before there were Disney stores) to newspaper publisher. “The Informer” served 8 communities in the Elizabeth, NJ area and contained only good news, advice columns and cultural event listings.
Currently I rehab old houses and write. I am chastised by my young friends to remember my age when my energy exceeds theirs but the only ones who tire me out are my curious, loveable, energizer-bunny-grandchildren who make me wish my childhood was as carefree as theirs.
My biggest accomplishment to date has been successfully raising my two children who now have children of their own. That was truly a grand adventure.
Note: The author has an interesting web site containing many of her articles at: https://turniptimes.wordpress.com.
The Tired Purple Dragon, a Red Dog and the Unhappy Clown
A collection of three short children's stories combined in one ebook. "A Tired Purple Dragon": Andy is fed up with his little brother Michael tagging along after him and his friends and decides to lose him. Hours later Michael cannot be found and Andy is being questioned by the police.
"A Red Dog": Mr. Grotsky loses his wallet when a red dog rips off his pocket. Best friends Daniel and Nathan find the wallet containing $200 and now their friendship is endangered.
"The Unhappy Clown" is the story of Alex whose classmates call him clowny. An encounter with a very sick hospitalized boy teaches Alex that being a clown is a good thing.
Forty Days and Forty Nights, Rain, Rain, Rain
Read about Noah's struggles on the ark with mischievous monkeys, voracious ants, battling ostriches weeping penguins and howling coyotes. Plus, the book comes with a CD of an original song, "Forty Days and Forty Nights, Rain, Rain, Rain" and a dramatic reading of the book.More info →