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Creative Writing

Novelist, poet, essayist and prose writer

Deer Apples, my first novel, is the story of a family, their secrets and their loves. Written from the points of view first of the matriarch, Grace, who is, let's face it, rather dotty. Grace has started seeing and talking to her dead husband Gregory. Other family members' stories braid through a year of 80-something Grace's world. Click here to read the first 29 pages.

Bone Box is the story of a 12 year old girl who has lost her father. Her mother sends her and her little brother to their grandparents on the Maine seacoast for the summer. She decides to put together a seal skeleton when she finds bones on the beach. But not all the bones are seal bones. She's pulled into the mystery surrounding young women who have disappeared.  Click here to read the first two chapters.

Seeking representation and publishers for both novels.

​I have had short stories and poems published in a variety of anthologies and journals.

Featured in America's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, published October 2018. Purchase your copy here . Read my selection here .

Check out my blog, On Writing and Life.   Follow me on my writing journey!
​​Awards and Residencies

Grant, Vermont Arts Endowment of the Vermont Community Foundation, 2018-19
Writing Residency Partial Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, January 2018, February 2019
Artist in Residence, Barred Owl Retreat,
July 2012 / August 2014
Vermont Artists’ Week, Vermont Studio Center, April 2013
Artist Development Grant, Vermont Arts Council, January 2008

MFA in Fiction, University of Southern Maine Stonecoast Program, 2007 

Teaching Fellow, Stonecoast Writers' Conference, 2007, Novel Workshop