Privileged Perspective in Memoir: Building the Bridge of Trust by Trusting the Reader

This craft essay about techniques authors of memoir use to build credibility and elicit trust first appeared in the Writer's Chronicle. Below is the f

Q&A with Oh Comely Magazine

The creative and talented women at Oh Comely magazine certainly like to have fun! When they published my short story, “Chicken Divan," they asked me

Q&A with Wilkes University Creative Writing Program

Featured in the December 2012 issue of Revise This, the Wilkes Creative Writing Program newsletter. An abridged version of this interview also appears

Problem solving pioneers plot library of the future

A version of this article first published in Penn State's IT Stream Magazine ~ ePub and PDF versions are also available >> For centuries,

True Story

This essay first published in The Write Life, the Wilkes University Creative Writing program blog. ~ As I settle into somewhat of a writing comfort

Writing, Editing, and Coaching Services

As an independent writer and editor with a bachelor's degree in journalism, an MFA in creative writing, and almost twenty years of professional experi

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Tuesday afternoon

Naked skies expose a piercing sun, And an aberrant warmth belies the calendar. The mood is somber. A hush blankets the valley. As I walk through

Q&A: Celiac Disease and the Workplace

This Q&A was conducted by Jamie Oberdick for the Penn State ITS Climate and Diversity Team Blog when I worked as a marketing and communications sp

Celiac disease remains tough to diagnose

Tara Caimi, For the Centre Daily Times ~ Tara Streno saw her family doctor once a month for about a year, and John Askey received aggressive treatm

Oranges & Toast

I’m standing in my grammie’s kitchen watching her prepare my oranges. As we stand side-by-side at the sink, she cuts a large orange in half and go