I’m a freelance writer, author, and poet. My stories and articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Oregonian, the Catholic Sentinel, the Dziennik Związkowy (the oldest Polish newspaper in America), and the Polish American Journal. My collection of poems, Nine Days–Poems Remembering Pope John Paul II, is now available on Amazon. Some of my poems were previously published in Poland by Zeszyty Karmelitanskie and the Catholic Sentinel. I have a chapter in Forgotten Survivors (University Press of Kansas, 2004)—an eyewitness account of Poland during World War II. A highlight in the year 2000 was meeting Pope John Paul II in his private library and presenting him with some of my work.
A native Oregonian of Polish decent, I live in Portland with my husband of twenty-five years and am blessed with five stepchildren and four grandsons.