Who would read a horse story written by an operatic soprano? You would, you know you would. I spent my adult years singing opera, oratorio, concerts, musicals, cabarets, anything that came along. You can still see some of my opera work on YouTube. When I wasn't singing, I would take my faithful Keeshond Gandalf to my family's country place and ride my horses! After I aged out of the opera singing, I became a journalist, writing for the Boston Globe and magazines.
I have always loved all animals, nature, the outdoors, reading and writing. I can't ride or keep pets any more, so my book Sam (a pastoral) is a valentine to all the wonderful horses I have known in my life. They were good to me and took me many places. Some of these places are on the map, and some are in my heart.
In this book I also pay tribute to the farming people I knew in those golden days when I roamed the countryside on horseback. I especially remember Gordon, an old Vermonter who could fix a tractor, sit a horse, milk a cow and make me laugh. He is now farming the fields of heaven, but a lot of him lives in my book.
I am working on a second book, a comedic murder mystery that takes place in an opera house. I also garden, bicycle and do easel painting. I travel around the world bird-watching. I have one husband, two kids and four grandkids. It's a good life.