About Me


Patulous and me with my trusty HP laptop where I 'do' all of my work. I feature these in my youtube - haul video!

My colorful banner showcasing one of the beautiful illustrations from Patulous, The DIfferent Caterpillar.  In this scene, Patulous is enjoying friends: Gabriella, the great grasshopper, Sammy, the slow but smart snail, and Lily the lighthearted ladybug.

March 2010, representing HP Hilltoppers, I placed first in Toastmasters Area contest with my inspirational message, "It's Our Choices.'  I went on to compete in our division competition which was crazy good. The Google competitor came in first (I think it was his exemplary  use of onomoatopoeias). I placed second, and the competitor from Stanford placed third.

About Me

I have a degree in business from Santa Clara University.  I''m a pension analyst at hp, an active Toastmasters member, and a past field tester for Parent Partners of Great Explorations in Math and Science, Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley. I live with my two teenagers  in the Bay Area .  My weekends are filled with volleyball and basketball. When not at my teenagers' events , I enjoy author visits where I read my book, discuss the power of diversity, and lead fun-filled art projects for children to express their creativity. Patulous, The Different Caterpillar is my first children's book. I also enjoy gardening, volleyball, reading, and on-line pinochle.

 

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