My muses.

Writing requires experiences. Luckily for me, beauty and inspiration are all around. Here are just a few of the people, places and pups that make me smile.

Roaming around the world. My family is a huge source of inspiration for me. My son, Will, and I share a passion for music and My husband, Tom, shows me to have fun and makes me want to be a better person every day.

Will, Tom, and I in the Yucatan peninsula March 2019.
Chewie, Baxter, and Shaggy await a treat.

Beware the boys. These dogs were rescued in 2012 and 2013. My family’s three mutts bring daily joy.

Lovely landscapes, soothing seascapes. But my favorite views are the wide, open spaces of the Flint Hills. These are just a few of my favorite things. Manhappiness USA has excellent trails. Some of my faves include the two Marlatt trails off of Seth Child Road. My love and my pups enjoy taking a walk on the weekends here.

Marlatt trails off of Seth Child Road in Manhattan, Kansas.