I am a life-long Californian. Originally from Long Beach in sunny Southern California, I migrated north to the Santa Cruz area to complete my education at UC Santa Cruz. I chose to stay and settle down after graduation, reveling in the beauty of this coastal town. I now live in the nearby mountains with my family and a small menagerie of pets.
It is a real pleasure to welcome Martha Graham-Waldon as the third entrant in our May competition. You can read her travel story The Fox of Fire Island here.
I have had many jobs but most memorably, I worked for six and a half years at the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the local paper, in the classified department while also penning free-lance articles. It was there I witnessed first-hand the sad demise of the news print industry. In 2015, I published my first book, the memoir Nothing Like Normal which chronicles my teen-age years and young adulthood growing up alongside an older sister with schizophrenia. My first novel about a homeless couple trying to survive on the California coast, is in its final throes and hopefully winging its way to publication soon.
4th Annual Travel Stories Competition now open
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