Writing for Children
MR. MARSHALL'S RED WHEELBARROW: A STORY ABOUT WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS'S BELOVED POEM
Forthcoming in spring 2019 from Schwartz & Wade Books with illustrations by the talented Chuck Groenink!
Other Work for Children
Completed work includes picture book fiction and nonfiction, including biographies. A middle-grade novel, RED RIGHT RETURNING, is in progress.
Every dog has its dreams. My Treeing Walker Coonhound, Tucker, dreams of sleeping, eating, running wild, then sleeping and eating again. In the meantime, he's a local landmark as he drags me through several counties on some very looong walks. His goofy take on life is the stuff of this blog.
OFF THE MAP
This essay about the special qualities of my pondside neighborhood west of Boston won the January 2012 Zip-Code Stories essay contest sponsored by WBUR and The Drum Literary Magazine. Listen to the essay and an interview with me on WBUR's Radio Boston here. Listen to the full essay on The Drum or click the image below. "Off the Map" also was published in the Summer 2012 edition of WellesleyWeston Magazine. View the online version here.
Essay about the quirky summer jobs I held—or didn't—at the Jersey Shore. Published in Firsts: The Writers' Loft anthology, 2016.
LESSONS LEARNED ON DEADLINE
I wrote this essay for Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12 challenge about how my reporting job was great training for writing children's books.
"Letting the Magic In" featured abstract artist Carolyn Mackin in WellesleyWeston Magazine's Winter 2016-2017 issue.
"Painting with Passion" explored the work of representational artist Julia Bringhurst Blake in WellesleyWeston Magazine's Fall 2014 issue.