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 and teach at GrubStreet. I'll receive my MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University in January 2015 and recently completed 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.
I'm delighted to announce that I've joined the clinical staff at The Wellness Room in Newton, Mass. This wonderful group of compassionate and experienced clinicians serves children, adults, and families in the Greater Boston area.
Charlotte and the Quiet Place, a picture book that I wrote as part of my Lesley University MFA program, will be published in August 2015 by Parallax Press. Details here. Award-winning artist Sara Woolley is the illustrator. Check out her wonderful work here.
"The Self as Antihero in the Essays of Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and Steve Almond," a craft essay, has been accepted for publication in The Writer's Chronicle, pub date TBA.
"How to Calm a Skittish Cat," a short, meditative essay in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?, is now available on Amazon.
"Write It Like It Is" in Newton
The ten-week Friday-morning and Monday-evening groups for Fall 2014 are now full. Please check back for information about Winter 2015 workshops and groups. Description here.
Upcoming GrubStreet Classes
"Freewriting with a Purpose" on Saturday, December 6, and Saturday, January 24. Details here.
Overview of Services
► Freelance editorial services including proofreading, copyediting, rewriting, manuscript consultation, coaching. Details here.
► Consultations to new or established writers' groups: how to form, maintain, set goals, collaborate productively, work through interpersonal snags. Details here.
► Private psychotherapy practice in Newton Highlands. Details here.
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. Stay tuned for upcoming dates! But even if I'm not reading, you really need to see this show (monthly at Oberon). Or watch the new, fabulous documentary, Mortified Nation.
Writer, Editor, Psychotherapist