I believe in giving back to others, whether that involves my time, my money, or my effort in some way, shape or form.
One of the ways I give back is by speaking to students and professional associations about my experience as a writer. Over the years, I’ve taught workshops and given presentations at colleges, I’ve done many speaking engagements for professional associations, and I’ve visited kids at different programs to share with them an inspiring story of two.
I also support environmental charities as well as historic preservation groups. I believe we need to protect and preserve our history and that includes the many species of animals, birds and fish that are fast becoming endangered. I feel that everyone has a role to play in making our world a better place. I hope that my efforts help in some small way to do just that.