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
I enjoy reviewing books for Literary Ladies Guide (and other sites). In the process of reviewing, I get to think through why a book is important or moves me. The Age of Phillis was a book that changed my views of Phillis Wheatley and the impact of her poetry. ...
Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade (2020) sheds new light on fascinating female literary figures. Source: Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade
Women won voting rights equal to men in Britain in 1928, but that didn't mean they had attained equality. Per Diana Souhami's article in The Guardian: "To have legislation is not at all the same as to have the state of affairs that the legislation claims to achieve....
What I’m Seeing and Hearing
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What I’m Thinking
Source: Sean Collier Memorial at MIT: Measured, Meaningful, Memorable
WED, NOV 4 @ 7PM Paramount TheatreInterrogating Whiteness (Part 1)Moderated by Future Boston AllianceFeaturing Walter Mosley, American novelist and recipient of the PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement AwardAfter the death of Trayvon Martin, Walter Mosley wrote in...
One of the best things about the 10/31 Lamplighter show at Club Passim in Harvard Square last night was Peter Mulvey's reading of "Mr. Leaves" a poem by James Tate. What a great thing to bring a poem, especially one that was so appropriate to Halloween without...