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On Writing

As long as I can remember I’ve been creating stories. In 7th grade my teacher, Ms. Marion, posted my poem Presidential Election in the hallway for everyone to see. That was my first sweet taste of the writing life. Currently, I’m working on a memoir, Falling Waters, about my reunion with my son after more than 30 years apart.

Publications & my writing community

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The Writers Rock

Reading an excerpt from my memoir in progress, Falling Waters, with The Writers Rock staff and students at Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side.

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New York Family Magazine

As a freelance writer and mother in the throes of parenting a teen, I wrote about these experiences for New York Family Magazine.

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Toasted Cheese Literary Journal

Already Gone, short story fiction. The story focuses on a young marriage unraveling at the seams while the husband faces his addiction with self loathing.


More articles

A Language For The Future, Get Milkshake

NYC’s Treasure Island

7 Ways To Find Yourself After Losing Your Job

Writer Resume

EDUCATION

Rollins College  B.A. Honors in English  2008                                                                              Minor: Creative Writing

Graduate Editorial Assistant  2009                                         The Florida Review Literary Magazine

Winter With the Writers at Rollins College 2007                                                        Awarded Internship with Professor and Award-Winning Writer Connie May Fowler. Collaboration with Award-Winning writers Russell Banks, Esmeralda Santiago, Colson Whitehead, and Bobbie Ann Mason in organizing and presenting weekly readings, events, and master classes.

 Columnist, The Life of Riley  2005-2006                                                                                          The Scribe Newspaper, Seminole State College of Florida

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Judge, The Veritas Short Fiction Contest and The Stephen Caldwell Wright Poetry Competition at Seminole State College of Florida, March 2009 and March 2010

Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 2007

Honorable Mention Award, Fiction, Writer’s Digest Magazine 74th Annual Writing Competition

Fried Oysters, Flash Fiction, First Place, Veritas Insightful Short Fiction, Seminole State College of Florida 2006

Award-Winning Columnist, Life of RileyThe Scribe Newspaper: General Column, Second Place and Humor Article, Third Place, FCCAPA 2006, and General Column, First Place, FCCAPA 2005