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Thanks for stopping by. Whether you've arrived to check out The Scent of God, or my second book, A View of the Lake.


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a wild friend


As you might or might not know, until recently I lived on Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior - a magical place of birch, maple, and pine forests, rugged cliffs, wildlife -- fox, moose, bear, wolves, chickadees, nuthatches, wild geese, chipmunks and the ever-present and ever-foraging deer.


And yes, there are humans, not a lot of them (especially in winter), but mostly a creative, hardy lot. My husband called our home "Beryl's Monastery," because it is a remote and silent place and conducive to a meditative way of life.


My husband and I moved to the Twin Cities in summer 2017 when we discovered we'd aged and needed to be closer to family and medical care. It's been quite an adjustment, as Lake Superior was my muse for many years, and I miss her constant tutelage and inspiration. I've only recently emerged from a year long writers block, discovering that inspiration is found when you look for it.

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