I write and live in Frederick, Maryland. My published articles and essays chronicle everything from the Scottish subculture of boy racers, to a Jewish community’s struggle to maintain roots in a northern Louisiana city, to Frankie Jean Lewis Terrell’s need to preserve her famous brother’s legacy.

In 2009, my poem “Exodus 20:8″ was a runner up in the Charlotte Newberger Prize for Poetry, sponsored by Lilith Magazine and judged by Alicia Ostriker.

My newest blog named for the Anne Sexton poem “The Truth the Dead Know” chronicles my quest to unearth secrets my mother hid about a chronic illness that ended her life in 2002, when I was just 21.

I  am a passionate writer and teacher of writing. I believe in the power of writing to change lives, to create healing, and to make a positive difference in the world. Thanks for visiting.