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
In 1776, a woman had a near-death experience and was born again. Newly named and gender neutral, the Public Universal Friend created quite a stir.
More than 250 years ago, this vegetarian activist who lived in a cave and refused to ride a horse challenged Quakers to emancipate those they had enslaved.
The first Earth Day was over fifty years ago. That government effort remains essential to progress on curbing climate disruption.
What I’m Thinking
Flying is probably the least risky thing I do.
I shouldn’t have been surprised to find that white Britons are as defensive about race as white Americans. But I was.
This is why I added “they” to my pronouns.
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