I am an Oregon attorney who would rather write fiction
than contracts. I've been a transaction attorney in
the computer industry for over twenty years and don't
mind saying that wrestling with the finer points of
intellectual property infringement indemnification
isn't nearly as fun as it sounds.
I've always loved to write, and in my youth spent
more hours that I'll admit writing Star Trek
scripts. Other than a first place entry in a short
story contest long, long ago in a state far, far away,
my first published work is the story "The Other
Marie" from the 2017 anthology, Time's Rainbow:
Writing Ourselves Back Into American History.
Marie Equi was one of Oregon's first women doctors,
a crusader for humane working conditions, an anti-war
activist who spent time in San Quentin for sedition,
and an unabashed lesbian -- and all that at the turn
of the 20th century. She is one of countless women
whose stories have been all but lost, and bringing
her to the forefront was a real treat.
In addition to writing, I make quilts, some of which
I donate to lesbian writing and publishing organizations
and some to local cat rescue groups for fundraising.
When I'm not sewing or writing or wrestling with contract
terms, I spend time with friends and I take care of
my cats, who take care of me in return.
I'm currently working on a mystery novel set in rural
Oregon called In Harm's Way, and it's about
a woman in terrible trouble. Terrible, terrible trouble...heh
heh heh... Stay tuned for more about it as we move
closer to the spring publication date!