Classes & Events

New Project:

Iron Horse Cowgirls:Motorcycle Journeys of the 1930s and 1940s

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Some wonderful news about the book! I have located some people who are directly connected with the main subject of my photo collection, Louise Scherbyn. Louise was an avid motorcyclist and paved the way for women to ride as well as men. She began the Women’s International Motorcycling Association (WIMA) which is still going strong in many parts of the world.

This new book is such a fun and important project. The goal is to honor women who pioneered motorcycling for “the gentler sex” by featuring my extensive collection of vintage photographs. You can find sample photos and text at photos and on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Please like, share, re-tweet and so forth. I appreciate any help you can offer to help me get the word out. And add your email on the “follow” button here to find out the latest and when the book will be published. Thank you!

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Watermelon Hill… sweet memories

The play, “Watermelon Hill,” inspired by my books, is now history at the History Theatre. It was a beautiful production that brought much more than entertainment to many people. Playwright Lily Baber Coyle and I were at most performances and witnessed the great peace and healing effects of the play. I am forever grateful to Ron Peluso, who was the first to grasp its importance (and take action.) Kudos to Lily, Anya, the cast, crew and entire staff. You did good things for humanity.

For tickets and details about what the theater is doing now, visit

Inver Hills Community College

The school is using my book, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: STORIES OF ADOPTION AND REUNION as a textbook! I have spoken to student groups several times and look forward to more interaction.

Book Club Appearances

Did you know I make book club appearances? Contact me about your book club.

The St. Paul Almanac

The intrepid David McKay and I are pleased as punch to be included in the Almanac’s special retrospective 2016 edition.


I’ll Be Your Writing Coach, Editor and Mentor

Are you feeling “stuck” in your poetry or prose writing? You can work with me on a one-on-one basis to achieve your own particular goals, whether it’s creating new work, getting published or marketing your book. Contact me and we can talk about it.

“ALL WRITE!” A Creative Writing Sampler” for adults – a Basics Class at the Loft

Saturday, December 3, 2016

1pm – 4pm

Here is a chance to discover — or rediscover — your love of writing, even if it’s been dormant for years. We will “try on” a variety of genres including free verse poetry, the prose poem, free writing and memoir. Using a wide variety of prompts and exercises, you will create some authentic work. Plan to have fun and write like crazy.

For more information and to register, visit