There were nine of us raised by Brooklyn expats Dick and Josie Wobbe, storytellers all. I was the third eldest. We were all happily stuffed in a three-bedroom cape in Shoreham Beach, Maryland. Needing solitude, which was a household oxymoron, I excavated my closet, laid a blanket on the floor as a rug, and ran an under-the-door extension cord for a lamp. It was like huddling with a cup of tea in the eye of the hurricane. From there, J.R.R. Tolkien nurtured my imagination and my love of poetry. I was an Inkling in spirit.
During my senior year at the University of Maryland, I had a spiritual experience that inspired me to leave school and join the Missionaries of Charity, serving in the South Bronx and in Rome. That precious three-year odyssey continues to impart God’s grace. Eventually, I ended up teaching at a Catholic elementary school in New Hampshire, where I providentially met my husband Dale at church. We later joined other local church families to found Mount Royal Academy, a pre-K through 12th grade Catholic school in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Through the years, I have also served as a catechist and youth group leader. Faith motivates my life and is the foundation of my desire to write. My story writing began in earnest with the Words in Play writer’s group and my dear friend and mentor Deb McKew, without whom there is no doubt King of the Shattered Glass would remain a mountainous collection of notes.
King of the Shattered Glass is the first in a series of sacramental parables for children. Other upcoming works include two new children’s books, Will You Come to Mass? and Smithy Boy and the King Who Stayed, as well as a collection of poems on the priesthood. I am currently helping a parish team to produce Diary of a Little Soul, a pro-life work on the stages of a developing person in the womb.
In addition to being a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, I am a Marian Helper, and a devoted friend of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy (MMDM). I currently volunteer at Bishop Peterson Residence, a home for retired and elderly priests in the Diocese of Manchester. I live in Newbury, New Hampshire with my cherished husband, Dale, and two treasured daughters, Sophia and Marguerite.