Selected Works

Craft essays, short works
Craft essay in October 2015 Brevity
Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online and local booksellers.


Upcoming Events --book launch, Anne Arundel SPCA fundraiser, AWP conference presentations

August 10, 2013

Tags: upcoming events, AASPCA, AWP, book launch

I hope you'll be able to join me for some of my upcoming events and appearances. Please be sure to follow me here and on Facebook for more events and the latest updates. Details for all events will be added as they become available.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013: Book Launch for Short Leash sponsored by Friends of Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD., (the setting for Short Leash) 6-7:30 p.m. in the Blue Heron Room. Enjoy food, drinks, a reading and a Q&A session. Admission to both the park and the event are free and 20% of the proceeds from book sales go to Friends of Quiet Waters Park. For information and directions: If you plan on coming to the event, please visit our Facebook event page to let us know.

Oct 13, 2013.Books by the Banks, Cincinnati, OH
More information coming soon

Saturday, Nov. 30th, 9-11 a.m: Fundraiser for the Anne Arundel SPCA at Barnes and Noble, Annapolis. The morning will include Short Leash readings, Q&A sessions and a book signing, and for the entire day, a percentage of every sale in the store will go to the AASPCA when you mention SPCA at check out. Plus, pet-friendly folks will be available to gift wrap you purchase. For information and directions: and

Feb. 26-March 1, 2014: I'll be presenting two panels, Breaking Silence, Women’s Memoir as an Act of Rebellion and The Writer as Mediator in Memoir and Personal Narrative at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference (AWP) Seattle, Washington, The AWP is the largest literary conference in North America with more than 12,000 attendees.