I am a true, but often unorthodox, southern, gay woman. I am a tattooed hippie, vegan, Buddhist, while at the same time being an assertive and direct person. Yes, I am most definitely a Gemini. I have been very lucky in life to, for the most part, do what I wanted, when I wanted, and to play with whom I chose to. I am mostly self-raised, and that probably explains a lot. I had an amazing career as an Executive Chef, while enjoying a side pursuit as a 3-sport official. Chatty by nature, I have always enjoyed both hearing stories, and telling them. I still do. I have also written my entire life, and now have time to focus on my works. I am happy to share them with you. I live in sunny and warm southwest Florida, across the street from the bay. I walk it, or the beach, daily, and usually with my dog, Bodhi.