October 18, 2021

Pamela Stockwell is a fellow member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, which is not for writers who are women, but those who write in the womens’ fiction genre. Her debut novel, A Boundless Place, launches this Thursday, and the premise is fascinating. In 1969, a twenty-four-year-old widow, Violet, wants only to hide from life….

September 27, 2021

I caught another raccoon in my garden the other day. Which reminded me of the last time I had this problem, many years ago, in a different place. I wrote a humorous essay about it and won a prize from Connecticut Muse, a journal for Connecticut writers. I thought you might enjoy it too. (3-4…

September 6, 2021

Heather Frimmer is a Connecticut author with a career as a radiologist. No surprise then, that her books have a medical background, but really, they focus on moral dilemmas and secrets that affect almost every character. Her latest, Better to Trust, actually begs that question. Is it better to trust? Or can trusting present problems…

September 5, 2021

Apparently, Scribes * MICRO * Fiction like my writing, because they just published another 100-word piece of mine. This one is nonfiction and explains how tea and emotions intersect, at least in my world. It takes less time to read than it would take to brew a proper cup of tea. 🙂 Check it out.

August 6, 2021

The Accidental Suffragist, Galia Gichon’s debut novel takes place in New York from 1911-19. Helen Fox, a working mother as so many poor women were forced to be then, decides, after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, to fight for better conditions for women workers, and eventually for the vote. Meticulously researched, the novel paints a…

July 1, 2021

Last Sunday, I read some of my memoir out loud  – in public – at the Norwalk Arts Festival. It was somewhat nerve-wracking, and I nearly brought the whole sound system down when I tripped on the cable… But it seemed to go over well, and, in case you’d like to see it, here’s the…

March 15, 2021

Here’s a (very) short piece of creative nonfiction about my teddy bear that was published this morning by Storied Stuff. If you’re inclined to submit a story of 250 words about an object that has meaning for you, this is the place for you. Although Meesh, is not an object, of course – he’s a…

March 13, 2021

Scribes*MICRO*Fiction was kind enough to publish my 100-word short story in their February edition, along with an interview with yours truly (which was longer than the story). It’s very quick read, as you can imagine.