I’m a PR/marketing professional, writer and mother of two teen-aged girls. Though born and raised in the good old US of A, I’ve been married to a Swede for more than 25 years and therefore, have developed a love of green marzipan frosting, Akvavit and free healthcare. I’ve spent the past 25 years developing successful corporate communications programs for companies like Cisco, IBM, Boeing and numerous start-ups and while this day job pays the bills and has resulted in a love of technology, my real passions lie in writing, literature and music. I was also a fitness instructor for 20 years and if my poor, aging hips and back had cooperated, I might still be barking orders from a step or spin bike. Instead, I placate myself with weekly pilates sessions and walking with our German Shepard puppy. I’m a fan of college sports (UCLA and anyone playing USC), swimming (particularly my older daughter’s team, the Arizona Wildcats), movies and Dave Matthews Band concerts.

As an aspiring novelist, I’m blogging to share my unique view of being a working Mom and raising kids in the suburban world in which I’ve lived most of my life, and to pave the way for my future writing pursuits. I hope you enjoy Suburban Dirt!

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