Working with words has been a major part of my career as I worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review. I hold a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where I learned copywriting for successful advertisements. I was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where I was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years. I spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where I majored in English. During my junior high and high school years I had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. I was senior class editor of my high school year book.
After retiring from my position as secretary to the superintendent of schools in Hiawatha, KS for 16 years, I am most recently retired from my post-retirement position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada. I have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. I live in St. Joseph, Missouri with my husband Walter and our Maine coon cat Lucy Marie.
My friends and family just call me K.