Dale has lived in Santa Barbara, California since 2001. Recently retired from the technical work world, she devotes most of her time to writing creative non-fiction and commuting by bike. She has traveled throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. Many of her stories are about distant voyages with a few gems on truth, lessons, and blessings. Her writing is inspired by her early childhood in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Santa Barbara Independent, the Montecito Journal, San Ynez Valley News, and the Acorn have published her material.