Writer and Poet - Please feel free to read or follow my blogs. I like to exchange views. My interests include reading, writing, travelling. I love going to book festivals, to concerts, the theatre, to the movies and to visit friends and family. My favorite books include thrillers, crime novels and mysteries. However, I also enjoy reading biographies, classic novels and other genres if the novel, short story or poem is well written. I am an American, living in Scotland who took early retirement for health reasons. I discuss my journey through breast cancer at I review books at I review restaurants and hotels at My poetry is published on line and in 3 anthologies: Homeland Between the Lines Festival of Poetry. My debut novel will be published by Crooked Cat Books in early 2018.