My love of writing, art and education have overlapped all my professional life—as the Head of the Richmond Montessori School (3 times!), the owner of two art galleries (in Richmond, Virginia, and Biloxi, Mississippi), and the author of 5 books (The Anointing and Artists Die Best in Black—both novels—the biography of a Mexican artist –Rodolfo Morales: El Senor de los Suenos—The Last Doctor in America (a medical memoir of George Meyerhoff, MD) and Committed to Sail (the history of the Gulfport Yacht Club). I’ve also written for magazines in Virginia, Mississippi and Mexico plus newspapers—art critic for the Richmond Times Dispatch and theatre critic for the Mississippi Sun Herald. Artists Die Best in Black has been made into a movie filmed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast—to be released in 2015. I’ve lived for several years in Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and most recently in Biloxi and Richmond. My PhD is from the University of Illinois.