What Writing Means to Me

When I retired from a very demanding corporate life, I wondered what was next for me. I was used to daily activities that challenged my brain and provided the satisfaction of accomplishment. I needed a way to keep that going so I decided to learn how to be a writer. It has been the best decision of my life. It has given me the opportunity to nourish my curiosity, learn new ways of expressing myself, create something meaningful for others and best of all, be in the company of a whole new tribe of people who are smart, funny, supportive, encouraging and loving. A bonus I couldn’t have envisioned prior to the pandemic is the myriad of webinars and classes available online. Each day I can choose to write or learn or be in the company of other writers; all from the comfort of my home. As someone who is now 82 (I know, how did that happen?), I count that as a real plus.

Guide to Fighting Human Trafficking in Arizona

This Phoenix Dream Center Volunteer Resource Guide includes more than 100 suggestions for the best volunteer and donation experience.
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Ways Your Church Can Help Fight Against Human Trafficking

This Phoenix Dream Center pamphlet offers at least 15 ideas your church can help.
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40 Day Prayer Journal Human Trafficking

Per the Phoenix Dream Center introduction, “This 40 Day Prayer Journal is a reflection of the hearts of victims and survivors of human trafficking and the community of people who work so hard to help them heal.”
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A Family Safety Guide Human Trafficking

This Phoenix Dream Center guide includes a survivor’s perspective, warning signs, statistics, safety tips for children, safety tips for parents, tips for parents about how to talk to your kids and other sources. Download by clicking here.


  • How Human Trafficking became a part of my book and took me in a different direction.
  • Cultural attitude toward Human Trafficking and women in Thailand.
  • Human trafficking includes more than sex trafficking.
  • How to spot signs of possible Human Trafficking.
  • Talking to your son or daughter about Human Trafficking.
  • Why does Margo need an alter ego?
  • What is the “Romeo or Loverboy” technique and what happens to Aimee to make her vulnerable to it?
  • My writing journey begins at 70.
  • The pandemic, writing and me.
  • How dare I believe I could write and publish a book?
  • Who are your tribes and how I discovered a new tribe.
  • Life lessons from POV