Given today’s police shootings, nasty political discourse, and social movements: #metoo and Black Lives Matter, for example, I find myself wondering what happened to our heroes? Merriam-Webster defines a hero as: Mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability An illustrious warrior A person admired for achievements and noble qualities One who... Continue Reading →
There is a first time for everything. While this is not the first time I’ve spoken to an elementary or middle grade class, it was the first time as an author. What a thrill! Mrs. Haggmark’s class of 5th and 6th graders, many of whom LOVE to write, shared the kind of stories they love... Continue Reading →
I'm excited to tell you that I'll be speaking to the Pleasant Valley School 5th and 6th grade class on October 16. I can't wait to share what I do and hopefully inspire them all to write - write - write!
I'm pleased to say that my short story, A Letter on a Train, has been published in The Quill Magazine. This is my first fiction published since the 1970's when I won a creative writing contest sponsored by the Detroit News and Scholastic.
Earlier this year I submitted The Maiden Voyage of the Maryann to the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award. While I did not win - I did receive some direct feedback from one of the three judges in my category. I agree with they said and I've learned so much in the last year from my writing buddies at... Continue Reading →