Welcome to Nothing Like Normal!


My memoir from Black Opal Books is available through Amazon and other distributors.  I want to thank you all personally for believing in me, for letting me post on your blogs, for listening and encouraging me and for hanging in with me through the long road to publication.

You can order your own print or digital copy:

Order from Amazon

Barnes & Noble

EBook from Kobo

Or you can order a signed and personalized paper back copy via Pay Pal by clicking on the buy button on the upper right-hand corner of this page.


A compassionate guide to dealing with mental illness in a family member By Kathleen Pooler

A well-written, important, and intimate journey into the world of schizophrenia.  By Mary Jo Doig, Story Circle Book Reviews

Wonderful opening. Powerful book with vivid writing.    By Life Long Reader

A Traumatic Story Told with Compassion and Honesty By Sherrey Meyer

A must read for anyone who has struggled with the pain of schizophrenia or any chronic illness of a loved one  By Peter S. Stein

A compelling, heartfelt and memorable read    By Dyane Leshin Harwood

A Must-Read!    By romeo


Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Seize the (Indie) Author Day!


Hey, authors and readers! Have you heard about the Indie Author Day taking place in libraries around the country on October 14? It celebrates independent authors and small press publishing. I knew about it but thought it might be too late to participate. On a whim, I called the nearby Monterey Library which was listed as a participant on the national website http://indieauthorday.com/. That’s when I connected with the wonderful Eboni Harris who, due to a cancellation, just happened to have a place for me on the Self versus Traditional Publishing Panel. Was I interested? You bet.

National Indy Day is October 14. But the Monterey Library has planned their extra special event on October 7 featuring a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, book selling, panels and much more! Eboni has set up a Facebook page with all the details. Here’s the link:


I’m so glad I decided to make that call. It just goes to show that opportunities are always out there awaiting…just seize the day.


Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments