Born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, the author graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in art history. Throughout her professional career as a Federal civil servant, she found time for classes in modern ballet anauthord the danse du ventre, art, photography, and literary writing. She published a book, entitled Zen-Tango Art, Meditative Drawing in Pen and Ink (2010), and conducted classes on the technique.

After a thirty-year career in the federal government as an analyst and regulatory writer for three agencies of the U.S. Treasury Department in the District of Columbia and in Florida, she currently lives in Central Florida with her spouse and two terriers.

She had the happy occasion to teach on “Quintessential Tibetan Buddhism” at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.