I'm thrilled to share my love for the written word and inspiration with fellow authors. As a creative writing teacher for twenty years and a writer for longer than that, I have a passion both for writing and facilitating the learning and inspiration process. 

Online classes to sharpen your skills:

(click on class names for more details)

fresh new classes for 2018! 

The Joy of Poetry: A Verse Workshop, starting February 16, 2018

Imagery Power: Photography for Writers, starting March 9, 2018

Writing from the Senses, starting April 9, 2018

Writing Engaging Short Fiction, starting May 18, 2018

Order my new books:

Love flash fiction and flash nonfiction?

My new craft book In a Flash is available for pre-order, with an April release. 



This Passing Fever, a collection of historical poems set in 1918, has just been published by FutureCycle Press.

  • If you'd like a signed copy, I'd be happy to do so! Contact me first with your address at: writer@pa.net.
  • I accept Paypal.
  • For unsigned copies of This Passing Fever .
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If sweet Regency, a la Jane Austen, is your thing, have I got the book for you!

Check out: Her Humble Admirer , a pet project under my pen name.

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Prompts to fire up your muse:


Creative Services:

  • Want a motivating Freelance Writing Study or Critique?
  • Need help writing your artist statement, cover letters/submission materials, or organizing or editing a poem, short story, visual art collection, essay, or book?
  • Care to creatively brainstorm your project or publication goals and set up a do-able plan with an author who's been there?
  • Interested in cover art or website imagery for your latest project? My photos have appeared on magazine and book covers.


Contact me for rates and availability.


Write On!

Pen image by: Álvaro Serrano

Author photo on Biography page by: Amanda McGrath

All other site photography by: Melanie Faith unless otherwise noted