My first poem was published when I was 10 in Children’s Digest magazine. It was a silly piece about junk food—but still, when I found the issue in my mailbox, I ran up my driveway with it flapping in my sweaty little hand.
I completed my BA in Honors English at the University of New Hampshire in 1991 and my MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 2006. My poetry has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and my writing has been published in The Concord Monitor, The Orange Room Review, Moon City Review, Paren(thesis), Boston Literary Magazine, Bop Dead City, NH Troubadour, Entelechy International, Limestone, Leverage Points, and The Systems Thinker.
For 9 years, I worked as publications director at Pegasus Communications, where I launched a new book publishing business and a newsletter, Leverage Points: News and Ideas for the Organizational Learner. I serve as adjunct faculty in creative writing and communications at a local university, and currently work for the YMCA of the USA as a consultant for YMCAs in New Hampshire and Maine.
Note: As of May 1, 2017, I am going dark for a bit from posting on my blog in order to work on a book project.