Balancing my love for writing and my love for teaching, I enjoy offering authors (both newly emerging and established) help in assembling and polishing their work. I offer one-on-one options as well as group workshops.
Writing is indeed a solitary endeavor but every writer needs constructive criticism if the manuscript is to reach full maturity. Whether you’re trying to tighten your manuscript, craft a proposal to a publisher or are just setting out to find your authentic voice, I would love to help you along your journey.
About me: In 2010, I debuted with a three-title contemplative poetry series: Ruminations at Twilight, Oak Wise, and The Barren Plain. These three books went on to garner several accolades including a total of 3 pushcart-prize nominations, the Nautilus Gold Medal for Poetry and Forward Reviews‘ Book of the Year Award. I followed this success with, Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity, which was named a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
I currently sit on the Board of the Art’s Cafe Mystic, (a poetic art’s venue that has run for 17 years in Mystic, Connecticut and has featured authors who are Poets Laureate of the U.S. and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and MacArthur Genius Award) I also sit on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publisher’s Association (with over 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S.) I am a graduate of the University of London and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. I am a Partner at Hiraeth Press; Co-Founder of Written River: An Anthology of Eco-Poetics as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Wayfarer. In 2011, I opened Homebound Publications and in 2015 went on to establish Owl House Books as an imprint of Homebound Publications devoted to children’s literature. I am currently working to complete a B.A. in Liberal Arts at Harvard University’s Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
My latest novel, The Castoff Children is now available. I am a regular freelancer for Edible Nutmeg, Rhode Island Monthly, ReImagining Magazine and Coastal Connecticut Magazine. I have interviewed such notable figures as Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore, Emmy-winning Filmmaker Alan Cooke, Sandy Hook mother Nelba Márquez-Greene, and celebrated Shamanic writer Sandra Ingerman.
To be announced for late winter and spring 2017
*If you are a librarian, workshop director, or retreat center director and wish to arrange a one-day workshop, please contact me.
One-on-one sessions can be arranged for in-person meetings or Skype and/or Facetime sessions.
Focuses offered: Nature Writing • Nature Poetry • Travel Writing • Food Writing • Creative Nonfiction • General Freeverse Poetry • The Art of the Personal Essay • The Art of the Novel • Reaching the Final Draft: Overcoming Writer’s Block • Crafting a Proposal for a Publisher and/or Agent • Finding Your Voice as a Writer • Igniting Creativity • Spiritual Writing • Spiritual Poetry
Cost: $125 | Hours: Flexible | Length: 3 Hours | Details: In this one-day intensive, you and I will sit down and review the status of your manuscript and discuss the point(s) that you feel are hindering the completion of your project. If your manuscript is done and you’re ready to approach a publisher and/or agent, we can assemble your proposal and choose the houses that best suit your work.
The location of this one-day intensive is flexible. I am available for skype and facetime teaching worldwide. In person, I am available in the Greater New Haven area and the downtown Boston Area. *Please note: If meeting in the Boston area, cost will be $160.00
Book your one-day, one-on-one intensive today, contact me
Private 6-week Workshop
Cost $280.00 | Hours: 1 hour. Days and times are flexible | Meets: Once a week for 6 weeks | Details: Sometimes one day just isn’t enough to fully achieve the goal set. Here you can arrange a private 6-week workshop to explore the hurdles you’re encountering and focus on the wider objectives you’ve set for yourself. Before starting, you and I will speak about what you’d like to accomplish in our time together and we will map out a plan to get the most out of our 6 weeks. We can focus on broad topics such as finding your voice or hone in on the nitty-gritty such as publish proposals and manuscript mechanics.
The location of this one-on-one intensive is flexible. I am available for skype and facetime teaching worldwide. In person, I am available in the Greater New Haven area.
Book your private workshop today, contact me
Payment Methods: I can securely process payments via credit card. I also accept personal check and postal money order.