Below, please find some samples of writing I have done in recent years. I have also written a children’s book that is awaiting illustrations to be submitted for publication.

A Life-Saving Decision (written 2012)

Cozumel, Mexico is a truly magical island. It is difficult to put into words how this place
can completely embrace you and give you a sense of contentment and peace. Those
who have experienced it will know what I mean. Beyond that feeling, the island itself is
spectacular. Click here to Read More

Like a Local – Cozumel (written 2014)

We made the move to Cozumel in 2010, selling everything we owned in Texas and never
looking back. I retired from the life of a university professor/administrator, but my husband maintains his company via the internet. Click here to Read More

Excerpt – Woman on Top (please click on the title to open a new page for this 10-page excerpt)

Shore Excursioneer 

Naples Full Day Pompeii and Herculaneum Excursion

Explore ancient Greek & Roman cities on this incredible full-day adventure near Naples, Italy! Learn what life was like in the 1st century!

Meet your driver outside your cruise port and board your air-conditioned transportation for a 40-minute ride to Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been determined through excavations that the town was actually founded around the 7th-6th century BC! When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, this incredible city, including inhabitants, was buried under 13-20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice! A great many artifacts and structures were preserved for over 2,000 years thanks to the lack of oxygen and moisture underground. Click here to Read More


Olden is located at the inner end of the Nordfjord district of western Norway. Known as the Gateway to the Glaciers, its scenery has been said to be unsurpassed in Norway.

Olden and the Nordfjord district have it all when it comes to topography – coastline, valleys, mountains, and glaciers. This region boasts the largest mainland glacier in all of Europe – Jostedalsbreen – as well as Hornindalsvatnet, the deepest lake. Click here to Read More


Known for its wildlife and scenic beauty, Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area. The majority of its population resides in urban areas near its southern border with the United States, the longest land border in the world.

The colonization of Canada can be traced back to 1000 AD with the Norsemen. Beginning the 16th century, it was colonized in various locations by both the British and the French. As a result, Canada is officially a bilingual country, with English and French as the national languages. Click here to Read More