About Me

We are, none of us, just one thing, but rather glimmers and glimpses of so many things.  As I put together this bio I have sifted through my life and plucked out a few of the many influences that have shaped me and my work.

Born to a family of artists, I have spent my life exploring creativity in its many facets.  For over 20 years I trained and worked as an actress and director and have been writing for longer than that.  

Along the way, I discovered I had a deep affinity and passion for nature and so founded my landscape design business, Poetic Plantings, with the vision of creating gardens that nourished the spirit and nurtured the earth.  

It seems that naming my business Poetic Plantings was quite prophetic as it is this blending of nature and the human spirit that most often inspires my writings.  

In May of 2017, my husband of 26 years passed away, leaving me to find a new way to live and create. Writing became one of the ways I navigated the grief.  In June of this year, I will be taking my words to the stage with “Widows Anonymous,” a one-woman show premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

This work is the next step in the journey of all that I am still becoming.

Thank you for joining me.


Conversations & Interviews

Marianne Simon’s “Widows Anonymous”: A One-Woman Play About Grief with ESME’s Kathleen Laccinole

Making meaning from loss with Marianne Simon

Choices 4 Women with Nancy Mueller