I love writing more than anything, well, except cats. Here's two-year-old Chloe who was a scrawny little stray, but she is doing wonderfully well now. She looks like she dipped her nose in a cup of tea, doesn't she? Her owners couldn't be located, so I took her in, and she has made the pandemic isolation so much easier--as I know pets have done for so many of us.

I was a lit professor for many years, and reading and writing are my passions. As Emily Dickinson said:

            There is no Frigate like a Book

            To take us Lands away . . .

The land I like my readers to be immersed in

is the 19th century, where I have "lived" for ages while teaching and studying and writing. My biographies focus primarily on figures from that period.

But I'm not always lost in another century. I am currently working on a contemporary crime novel, so watch for that soon, too.