I was called Punky as a child, hence the name Punkynotes. I was born in Indiana and moved to New York State when I was ten, but even before that move, I knew I wanted to teach and write. Both became a reality, as I taught elementary and junior high school (French and Reading) and have written and published a variety of articles, poems, stories, and ebooks.
In my retirement, I manage my ebooks that I have published for children and adults, which includes presenting them to classrooms and libraries. I also volunteer, ballroom dance, and love to travel and spend time with my sons' families. Much inspiration for writing has evolved from all that I do.