I'm a writer, freelance editor, and psychotherapist. When I'm not doing my own writing, I'm either editing other people's work or seeing clients in my clinical practice. I also facilitate Write It Like It Is workshops and groups in the Greater Boston area and teach at Grub Street. I'm currently enrolled in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing as well as the Certificate Program at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Perhaps I missed my calling as a milliner, with all the hats I wear, but I enjoy the variety and look forward to connecting with you.
My November 22, 1963 Story Airs on WCBS Radio on the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination
Listen here to my interview with Wayne Cabot, longtime WCBS Newsradio 880 (NYC) host, who produced a fascinating JFK retrospective that aired on November 22, 2013. For the full story, read this essay, which describes that special, awful day.
"Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going," at Grub Street, January 25, 2014
I'm delighted to be returning to Grub Street, Boston's premier writing center, on Saturday, January 25, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Complete workshop description and registration info here.
Wonder what it's all about? Read my blog post, "Freewriting with a Purpose," in the Grub Street Daily, posted October 8, 2013.
Write It Like It Is Workshops in Newton
The next workshop is Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, in Newton Highlands. Go to Workshops page for more info!
Hot Off the Press
"Where Are the Women on the 'Jeopardy!' Board?" appeared in Salon.com's entertainment column on September 29, 2013, under a somewhat different title.
Read my take on the Boston Marathon bombing aftermath: "My Day on Lockdown in Watertown."
"The Game Changer," an essay about a twelve-year-old boy whose foster parents decided at the very last minute not to adopt him, appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of the literary journal Zone 3. Thanks to Amy Wright, Zone 3''s nonfiction editor, for approaching me at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and asking me to submit. Read my interview with Amy in The Review Review.
"Moon Fever: An Apollo 11 Flashback," which originally appeared on the cover page of Salon.com on the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, was selected for inclusion in the anthology Perspectives on Modern World History: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing (Greenhaven Press, 2011). Now available at Amazon.
Overview of Services
► Freelance editorial services, including proofreading, copyediting, rewriting, manuscript consultation
► Consultation services for new or established writers' groups: how to form, maintain, set goals, collaborate productively, work through interpersonal snags
► Private psychotherapy practice in Newton Highlands
Let's Get Mortified
► Since 2006, I've been a Boston cast member of Mortified, the comedy show where everyday people share their actual teen writings in front of total strangers. A couple of times a year, I read from my angst-ridden and molto hilarious teenage diaries at Club Oberon in Harvard Square.