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! 

Outlining Your Novel with Ease, starting January 12, 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:

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.


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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