This is me ready to take on the world at a very young age in Westbrook, Connecticut. I was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. After the summers spent in Westbrook my parents made sure I spent the rest of my childhood summers in the lovely Catskill Mountains of New York State. My dad gave me the love of poetry and writing as he was popular Latvian writer and poet Eriks Raisters. I started writing some poems in Latvian when I was very young and one of my most treasured gifts from dad was a book of children’s poems. It is with me to this very day. Kept writing poetry all through my teen years. Now I love to keep writing and sharing with everyone and I’m glad when people enjoy what I’ve written.
I love the beauty of nature, animals, good times, and rock and roll. I believe in all good causes and extend a helping hand when I can. My faith in the Lord leads me through life. I live with my husband Martin and our wonderful adopted cat Sid in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia.