Author, Teacher, Therapist


Perhaps I missed my calling as a milliner, with all the hats I wear: author, teacher, therapist, coach, editor, singer, 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.

My new picture book, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, is now available at bookstores everywhere. Please visit Charlotte's own website to keep up to date with news, reviews, events, and information about school visits and author appearances.

Recent Posts: Mindful Mealtimes

Rushing through your meals? Barely time to swallow? Check out "Four Tips for a More Mindful Mealtime," a 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.