Stage & Screen
To bring my experience and temperament into another character; to imagine; to reveal, to be present, to be available in the moment and without censoring, to be concentrated; to amuse, to move, to interest, to inspire. These challenges bring me to the practice of acting and its many rewards. I’ve had many satisfying experience over the years, shared with colleagues and audiences. It is a collaborative and enlivening art.
Publications & Family History / Genealogy
In my books I tell the stories of families over multiple generations. This means appreciating the social, economic, and political context of the times and ever-changing living and working conditions. I have written about lives in America over the past 450 years, people living in a steadily transforming society, I base my work on research and reading, and wherever possible I use the words of individuals in the accounts. Mine is American history focused on families over time, and I am proud of the prizes I have received. I take a different approach in my current book to tell the story of the friendships and passionate attachments of three women in the mid-twentieth century.