After earning my MFA in creative writing, I began a career in writing and publishing. I’ve been an editor and writer for reference book and education publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic Press, and National Geographic Learning. I’ve written professional profiles and articles for MIT and Radcliffe, as well as graphic novelizations of Greek myths.
On this site I offer observations and links to things I’m reading, hearing, and seeing, as well as to what I’m cooking! as I work on a novel set in Cornwall and London in the 1930s. Current tagline: A house with a history. A woman with a future. Two nations on the brink.
I hope you’ll join me here from time to time, Please comment on my posts!
What I’m Reading
Paule Marshall, Groundbreaking Novelist
A chance discussion through a friend of my daughter-in-law led me to this post.
A Very Annoying Book
Sometimes a book annoys me so much I just have to write about it.
The Catch by Alison Fairbrother
This recent novel is fun to read and deeply satisfying.
What I’m Seeing and Hearing
Fairy Tales, Fallacies, and Forgiveness
Achieving the impossible dream is impossible unless we forgive and pull together.
Young Love, with a Twist
A delightful expression of young love and Black joy.
Boulevard of Bold Dreams
Realizing your dream isn’t necessarily an unalloyed delight, as Hattie McDaniel demonstrates on this play about the night she won the first Oscar given to a Black performer.
What I’m Cooking
Gazpacho. You Don’t Need a Recipe, but Here are Some Suggestions
Every batch of gazpacho is a little different, and every batch is delicious!
Vegan Hot Dogs and Beer
An tasty, easy, and dare I say healthy summer meal.
Is it the coffee that made my Costa Rican coffee taste so good? Or the socks?
What I’m Thinking
Fight for First Ladies!
Attitudes toward First Ladies are a signal of attitudes toward the numerous forms of unpaid labor traditionally carried out by women.
We Live On Native Lands
While taking a walk with a friend, I came upon an unexpected monument.
What Words Capture the Ways We Interact Now?
Maybe the big difference is that some people get pizza.
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