I published the Varda Chronicles opening trilogy in 2006 with plans to continue.
I had twenty story episodes outlined and was excited about bringing them all to life.
Then I was in an accident that changed my life and my body for all times.
It took me a year to just get up and start trying to walk and begin living again.
During this time my old website languished and eventually I took it down altogether.
Everything had become overwhelming.
Still, I wrote when I could. Made a million notes and continued to fill in the blanks on the upcoming episodes hoping that someday I would get back to it.
One day I opened up an email and it was from one of my readers… it was angry in tone… it said:
“If you aren’t writing… you better be dead.”
It struck me as both sad and funny. Funny because she had no idea how close to the truth she was, and sad because I had allowed so much time to pass.
I am still walking with knee braces but on good days I can use my right arm. My hip was crushed in the accident so it makes sitting for any length of time uncomfortable.
My face still throbs because of the two facial reconstructions I had to have and the vertigo the accident left me with can sometimes be unbearable.
But hey… I have three more books with the seventh on its way.
Occasionally we all need a kick in the behind and the lady that wrote that email was mine.
Now, every morning when I get up I say to myself… “If you aren’t writing… you better be dead.”
It makes me laugh and smile and helps me through the day…so…
Whoever you are… thank you for helping me get my life back.
I am doing what I love.
A note to my Readers
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Personal Stuff... ish
I am the author of The Varda Chronicle of The In-Betweens and The OtherWorlds and I let loose the Diabolicon and the rift wraiths and accidentally caused a rip in the dimensional veil. Sorry.
My background is very eclectic. I started out as an Interior designer and while on the job designing the front-of house for a concept chain I was offered and apprenticeship with a Premier Chef. I took it and became a Master Chef, opened and operated my own Catering Company for 12 years. After giving this up I studied Sports Medicine and became a Kinetic Education Instructor and Consultant to many Olympic hopefuls. I am now retired and continue to live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, home to the Olympic Center.
I grew up under the influence of my father who was a CIA officer and mother who was a world class Astrologer with clients such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bernie Madoff (she warned him) and notorious gangland figure, Sonny Gibson.(She warned him too)
Before my father passed away we lived a nomadic life due to my father’s job... which is probably where I got my love of the strange and intrigue and my attraction to action-adventure.
At one time I owned an Exotic Bird Sanctuary and hope that someday I can do this again.
My favorite thing has always been White Water Rafting and Kayaking but my real passion is this strange world I have created to play in and now spend my time writing the Chronicles.
Six words of Spanish
Nine phrases in French
Two words in Arabic
Interior & Industrial Design
Food Service Consultant &
Restaurant Systems and Menu
Sports Medicine & Kinetic
Inventor (Three Patents)
Things i love
Kayaking / White Water Rafting
River Body Surfing
Art - Garden - Tzubu
2010 - present
2010 - present