I’ve always been the kind of girl who pushes myself to do things I’ve never done before. When I began writing poetry, I wrote entirely in perfect rhyme. When people started asking me if that was because I didn’t know how to write free verse, I decided I needed to learn. When I began working on my children’s poetry book, I realized I’d never written pieces for children specifically, so I set out to do just that. I’ve performed in front of crowds as small as 5 people and as large as 3,000. I’ve been in front of audiences in coffee houses, bars, schools, auditoriums, bookstores, ice cream shops & parks. I thought I’d pretty much done it all….until 2 weeks ago. read more →
Meeting Steve Martin
And then there’s the time I met Steve Martin. I admit, I was a bit apprehensive as I drew near to him, especially since he was getting a complimentary nose hair trimming in the make up department at Macy’s. But I did, I walked right to him. I planned to stay until he acknowledged me, however, he stood up immediately. It could have been because he was taught from an early age that a gentleman stood when a lady approached, or it may have been because my feet were clad in three-inch heels. Of course, I made certain that when I stopped walking I put one of those fashion spikes directly into his foot and bore down with every ounce of strength I could gather without breaking a sweat.