I am a writer, speaker and world traveler who lives in Montana, Big Sky Country.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to create and explore. In college, I started out studying art and French with dreams of international travel, but my inner critic got in the way. I told myself I needed to be more practical, and so I ended with a degree in advertising/marketing. Later, I explored my creativity by writing about fascinating people through a newspaper that I started. This time, life got in the way. I found myself divorced and broke with a nine-year-old daughter to raise.
So I went back to work in marketing, earned an MBA, and have spent more than a decade climbing the corporate ladder. During this time, I also started dating again, and ended up with one failed relationship after the other.
Something had to change, but I didn’t know what. I decided to take up cycling, and that led to a bike tour across France. I arrived in France on July 4. America’s Independence Day marked a new freedom for me. In France I wasn’t a corporate middle-manager, a mother or someone’s girlfriend. I was reborn into a beautiful new world—without responsibilities or expectations. I had time to ponder life as a single parent and single woman on the dating merry-go-round. And I wrote about my travels through a blog. My reflections led to the book: Cycling, Wine, and Men: A Midlife Tour de France.