From early childhood, when I insisted on integrating the Catholic School Boys' Playground, I've been a feminist. Using my pen, I've written scholarly, mass market books, and articles concerning inequalities of gender, race, and class. This site introduces many of these writings. I first explored these elements while a social researcher at Johns Hopkins University.
At Sonoma State University students fostered deep interest in women's history, so I shifted to writing biographies. I was fascinated by the lives of women connected to noted men. Living near Jack London State Historic Park, I started with London's wife Charmian Kittredge. Then I examined several generations of women in two prominent families: Vanderbilt and Rockefeller. Returning to London, I explored all the women connected to him: mother, stepsister, wives, friends.
My latest book hit the shelves and readers this summer: Slanderley: Love and Death in Cornwall. A spoof, it is solely to entertain while it mocks the British class system.
E-MAIL is the quickest way to contact me.
Visit my blog, Charting Lives: biographymemoir.net
My Amazon Author Page offers more biographical background.
Also see my Goodreads Author Page for my book reviews.