I started my path toward being a writer by taking writing workshops with a local author in Portsmouth in 1992. I never had a great relationship with English, but I loved to tell stories. Taking workshops for a couple of years, meeting other writers, creating characters and worlds, and seeing my stories come to life on paper was exciting, and I was very quickly hooked.
In 2001, I published my first essay, titled "Routine Kisses". Shortly after, I began writing a column on single parenting called "On Our Own," in a local newspaper called Our Times. I wrote the monthly column for two years, recording and sharing stories of life with my young son.
I co-wrote a book title A Group of One's Own: Nurturing the Woman Writer, which was published in 2003, and wrote Daytrips Quebec, which was published in 2006.
In 2009, I earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
While I still write essays and other non-fiction, my current focus is on fiction writing.
"The Gender Thing"
This essay was originally published as one of
my monthly columns for Our Times.
Published books, as well as news on new books
and books coming soon.
Information on editing, book doctor, and coaching services, as well as other services of use to writers.
Upcoming workshops and classes.