How do you part with books?

I'm behind on a couple of work projects, but a photo of my home is the first Google hit for "squalor." I can't think when the house is a wreck. The piles and pandemonium seep into my brain and scatter my thoughts in every which direction. I don't need it to be perfect; I just … Continue reading How do you part with books?


Five Minute Mornings

I belong to a little writing group on facebook called Five Minute Mornings. My response to this morning's prompt is indicative of the reason for my internet absence, i.e., I have not gone into hiding nor declared myself a hermit. I just have a new baby. The prompt: You'll laugh, you'll cry. When he is … Continue reading Five Minute Mornings

I expect to do a little teaching this spring… to join me? This spring, I’m teaching a couple more classes with the Adams County Arts Council. Registration should open in the next few weeks. Looking forward to seeing you! Creative Writing: Prose (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction) Adams County Arts Council Wednesdays, March 14th - April 4th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Register by visiting the … Continue reading I expect to do a little teaching this spring…

Registration for my fall classes is now open.

You can now register for the classes I'm teaching this fall for the Adams County Arts Council. Exciting stuff! Class: Intro to Creative Writing 2: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Adams County Arts Council Thursdays, October 6-27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Register by visiting the Adams County Arts Council's website. Join us for the follow up to … Continue reading Registration for my fall classes is now open.

Upcoming workshops

A chance to spend a couple of hours with yours truly!   Saturday, May 7th, 1PM – 4PM Workshop: Saturday Art Escapes: Meet Your Muse! Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, Chambersburg, PA You sit down at your desk, pen in hand or fingers poised over keyboard, and then—nothing. Where has your inspiration gone? Join … Continue reading Upcoming workshops

A little something for everyone

I'm teaching a creative writing class this winter with my local arts council. It's a short one, just four weeks, but it will be well worth it, I assure you! If you happen to live in the greater Gettysburg metropolitan area (ha!), you can sign up for the class on the Adams County Arts Council's … Continue reading A little something for everyone


Every year, I ambitiously sign up to participate in National Novel Writing Month, affectionately shortened into the impossible-to-pronounce-because-it's-not-a-real-word NaNoWriMo. And every year, I've written a grand total of 5,000 words. Tops. November is the busiest month of the year. Couldn't we have MarNoWriMo? Or even FebNoWriMo? Nothing happens in February. I could probably churn out … Continue reading NaNoWriMo