I'm a retired Cold War Warrior. During the Cold War, I was a Chemical Engineer in a plutonium recycling facility near Denver, Colorado. I've held plutonium in my hands and not many people can say that. Today that plant is gone - demolished - and the site's a wildlife refuge.

After the Cold War fizzled out, I switched to environmental engineering and worked at the copper mines around Silver City, New Mexico, USA, including one that's been a copper source since before Europeans entered the New World.

I still live in Silver, at the edge of the Gila National Forest, with my husband, dog, cats, and a few elderly llamas. I'm a volunteer firefighter for wildland and house fires. That puts me well on my way to my life goal: to become an eccentric old woman.

All my Mars books (and more) are available on Amazon http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B0791GKGMX and other fav stores https://books2read.com/HermitonMars
  • Silver City, New Mexico
  • JoinedApril 6, 2014



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Hi everyone - my latest story is available free on Wattpad through November (I have to take it down when I release the book on Amazon.) Enjoy it now and please leave comments. Thanks https://www.watt...
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