Bio: A Baby Scoop Era Adoptee, born on a California winter morning in 1965. It was a closed, private adoption. I was the middle child raised with two adopted (not related) siblings. My adoptive parents were abusive and narcissistic. I have been in a complex and difficult reunion with my birth parents since 1989. My greatest accomplishment is being a mom to two beautiful daughters. My husband of nearly 25 years and I enjoy the peace, solitude and creative inspiration of the Mojave Desert, where 10 years ago we happened upon a neglected, abandoned homestead cabin and have rehabbed it and made it into our tiny dream home.