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
This stunning short story collection rewards with satisfying insights.
A dedicated community is reviving interest in Ruth Moore’s depictions of coastal Maine.
Maria Tatar offers a fresh vision of “heroinism” from a feminine and feminist perspective.
What I’m Seeing and Hearing
Who owns the founding story of the United States? The revival of 1776: The Musical offers a fresh perspective.
The way to protect human life is not to institute laws that penalize women.
This moving production dramatizes the way Marie Curie overcame efforts to undermine her success.
What I’m Cooking
No halloumi? No problem.
I always make sure I have a place to store it before I buy one.
It was unseasonably chilly here in eastern Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend, so last night I made lentil soup by sauteeing an onion on medium in Instant Pot, along with half a red pepper and four julienned carrots in 2 tsps of olive oil. Sauteeing on medium for...
What I’m Thinking
This is why I added “they” to my pronouns.
What could be controversial about the Easter bunny?
My essay about the unexpected gift of a ping pong table appeared in The Christian Science Monitor.
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