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.
Extra! Extra! Big Publishing News!
Charlotte and the Quiet Place, a picture book that I wrote as part of my Lesley University MFA program, will be published in Fall 2015 by Plum Blossom Books, the children's imprint of Parallax Press in San Francisco. Read all about it here!
"Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going," at Grub Street, Friday, April 18, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Click here for info and registration.
Spring 2014 "Write It Like It Is" in Newton
Eight-Week Group begins Thursday, April 3. Please click the Workshops tab above for full info.
Hot Off the Press
"November 22, 1963: A Child's-Eye View," an essay posted on Salon, sparked the interest of Wayne Cabot, longtime WCBS Newsradio 880 (NYC) host, who produced a fascinating JFK retrospective that aired on November 22, 2013. Listen here to the podcast. And here is the link to the essay, which describes that special, awful day.
Read my blog post, "Freewriting with a Purpose: Get Started and Keep Going," from the Grub Street Daily, October 8, 2013.
"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.