I have always been a writer. A diarist. A scribbler. Also, very good with finance. Left brain, right brain, battling for dominance. Decades in the numbers game. If my writing was a color, it would be yellow, bright as sunlight, highlighting the salient portions, not obscuring the past but deconstructing air brushed stories, finding humor and courage in the unloved corners. With the help of writing classes, critiques and retreats, the historical novel is finally taking shape. There are women in history that have been criminally overlooked, brave, accomplished, powerful and possessed of grace. I seek to inspire readers to notice people, to laugh, to question accepted history and shift the dominant paradigm.