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Location: East Falmouth
Gender: Female
Born: 02/17/59
Interests: reading, swimming, walking, visiting animal sanctuaries
Member: Premier Author
Joined: March 2008
Inspiration for poetry comes from many places. Sometimes it is a beam of light across the ceiling and sometimes it is a stuffed toy calling out my name. Fantasy and nature poetry is what I usually write. I also feel that poetry can give a voice to those who have no voice, such as animals and nature.

I am a nurse in a nursing home which keeps me busy and I work part time as a counselor in addiction treatment.

My favorite poets are Robert Service and Emily Dickenson.

I am forever grateful to my husband for his support of my need to write poetry.

I also share my home with six cats and a weenie dog.

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
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mermaids: One of the reasons I enjoy being here on Fanstory,is all the wonderful poems and stories I am able to read. It is a treasure to be in a place with so many great writers. I write mostly free verse and fantasy poetry about animals. Poetry is a big part of my life when I am not working as nurse or taking care of six cats and a dog.
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    Peter@Poole: What about I think I enquired or even joined but I've not done anything yet. Peter
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    Frances Jean: Thank you so much for choosing my photo of a panda from FanArt. I fell much honoured. Hugs Frances
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    justjo66: I have a weenie dog, too, and am a nurse. Hey, we may be long lost sisters. LOL.
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    Lesley Collier: Just wanted to thank you for your great review and for taking an interest in my story. Please let me know how others respond to it if you decide to share it. Do not know how to print it out from my smartphone but if you have any advice please let me know as I would like to be able to share it with staff at the Glebe Centre so they know how much they are appreciated. Maybe I could give you my address for a copy and you could let me know of anything I can do in return. Would also like to become a fan as a lot of your work looks excellent but will have to figure out how to do that. Glad you love animals as sometimes I feel closer to them than my own family. I have had two cats, three dogs, and two rabbits and loved them all to pieces especially my rescued cat Sasha who is reflected in my poetry. Best of luck in all of your endeavours!
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