Kids are people, too.

An intern appears in the doorway of what has become my makeshift office during these weeks of theatre camp. Looking frazzled, he holds up a hand, indicating that someone---presumably a student---should wait in the hall, before he crosses to the table I've claimed as my desk. "Susie is here to see you," he says in … Continue reading Kids are people, too.

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Art on the brain.

Yesterday, my friend David Topper posted a link to this article on the fashion blog Fashionista, which describes how Francesca Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's daughter) and her boyfriend, photographer Tyler Shields, destroyed a $100,000 Birkin handbag for the sole purpose of shooting a series of photos. The reactions to the photographs and the acts that Clintwood … Continue reading Art on the brain.

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…

...care 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.

Because I can’t seem to find a few spare moments in which to write something…

...let's at least look at something beautiful, shall we? Piran, Slovenia           Nothing says "romanticized writer's life" more obnoxiously than a bunch of lovely photos of places in Europe, places that I not only visited, but visited with a bunch of other writers and then wrote about. But, hey, I'm comfortable with … Continue reading Because I can’t seem to find a few spare moments in which to write something…

“I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

(As one is wont to do when one begins working at 5am.) One: Summer will come, and with it, green and life and sunshine and warmth. Two: I work from home, every single moment of every single day. Three: I am married to The Greatest Man Alive. Four: I currently have six kids. Three of … Continue reading “I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

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