Perhaps I missed my calling as a milliner, with all the hats I wear: writer, teacher, therapist, coach, editor, singer, storyteller, and more. But I enjoy the variety and am glad you stopped by. When I'm not working on my own writing, I offer wide-ranging services in Newton, Mass., as a personal writing coach and manuscript consultant, mindfulness instructor, psychotherapist, and editor. I also teach at GrubStreet, Boston's premier independent writing center, and lead Write It Like It Is workshops and groups. Please take your time to explore this site and contact me if you'd like to know more.

Book News: Charlotte and the Quiet Place

Charlotte and the Quiet Place, my first picture book, is now available for pre-order on Amazon in advance of its September 15 release. Details here. Award-winning artist Sara Woolley is the illustrator. Please "like" the book's Facebook page and keep up to date on all things Charlotte!

GrubStreet Workshop

Don't miss "Despicable Me: Sedaris, Ephron, Almond, and the Self as Antihero," part of the Special Topics in Nonfiction series. Learn how these three masters succeed in writing about their most unseemly, unattractive qualities and yet we clamor for more. Friday, May 29, 10:00 to 5:00 at Grub headquarters, 162 Boylston Street, Boston. Details here.

Half-Day "Write It Like It Is" Workshop

Experience the exhilaration of writing without censoring, editing, or critiquing! Location: Newton Highlands, Sunday, June 28, from 9:30 to 1:00. Details here.

Recent Posts: Mindful Mealtimes

Rushing through your meals? Barely time to swallow? Check out "Four Tips for a More Mindful Mealtime," a new guest blog for the Family Dinner Project. Bon appetit!

Overview of Services


Personal coaching for writers at all levels, to help you overcome inner blocks, set goals, stay on track. Details here.

Manuscript consultation from the micro to macro, concept to completion. Details here.

Weekly Write It Like It Is freewriting groups. Details here.


Individual and family sessions available in my mindfulness-based psychotherapy practice in Newton Highlands. Details here.


Writer, Editor, Teacher, Therapist