I’m a writer, editor, publicist, and educator working with individual authors, and an independent press (Arrowsmith Press). My experience includes editing and running a literary journal from submission to distribution; partnering with bookstores, magazines, and festivals; presenting panels and readings; presenting special lectures at universities; QA’ing online mental health courses; working with journalists; and editing, editing, editing. I’ve edited literary magazines for more than twenty-five years and through Birch Bark Editing, I co-edit MicroLit Almanac, a journal dedicated to the flash form. And here in the Greater Boston area, Peter Brown and I co-founded the Polaris Reading Series, a salon featuring established and emerging writers, as well as an open mic forum for bold attendees.
In addition to my memoir, The Kingdom of His Will, my work has appeared in Switch, Bending Genres, Emerge, Hyacinth Review, West Trade Review, Cleaver, The Brooklyn Rail, Tenderly, The Rumpus, TSR: The Southampton Review, Post Road, Baltimore Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Originally from South Carolina (but with strong Canadian roots), I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Boston University, and an MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bennington College. I read. I write. I swim. I travel. I believe in sentimentia but I am not sentimental. Nothing brings me greater joy than working one-on-one with fellow writers. If you’re interested in working together, please send me a note via my email.