I’m at work on a coming-of-age memoir about how a mother’s mental illness can both hinder and inspire a daughter’s growth as a woman and as a writer.
At Books Can Save a Life, I share remarkable literary fiction and nonfiction: books and writers that have touched my life in a personal, meaningful way. I love to share the reading journeys of my readers and followers as well.
I write and produce “From Where I Stand,” an audio nature series, and my poetry has been published in online and print journals.
Library Journal: “Reading and Living the Creative Life” May 15, 2013
From Where I Stand – A nature series on Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.
“At Casa Guidi,” Loveliest Magazine, Winter 2016
“My Sicily,” Mediterranean Poetry, Winter 2016
“Confession,” Origins, Fall 2015
“Nadezhda, If You Were Here,” Great Lakes Review, Fall 2013 and Verse-Virtual June 2015
“Our House,” Writer Online, 2000
Writer Online: “Confessions of a Shadow Artist” 2000
Democrat & Chronicle: “Virginia Woolf, Mental Illness & ‘The Hours'” 2002
Writer Online: “Tomcat” 2003
“Simplify and Persist” Creative Nonfiction, August 2016
Depression Getaway, July 2016
Three educational books for children, Franklin Watts/Grolier
HONORS & AWARDS
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Artist’s Residency 2004
Honorable Mention, “Looking for Grace” (Personal Essay) Writer’s Digest 2002
The National Alliance for Mental Illness, New York State: Exceptional Public Awareness Award 1993