Being a writer means sitting in front of a computer by yourself most of the time. But when you have a new book, it's fun to go out in the world with it. I've been doing that since June, and I'm very grateful to all the organizations that welcomed me. Most recently, that's been the Maryland Writers Association and its Lower Eastern Shore chapter, Selkie Books, and the Everything Market on Kent Island. Many thanks to Tony Russo who recorded a poetry reading in Salisbury, Maryland, and put the podcast online. You can listen here.
Earlier this year I attended the Smith Island Arts Festival, previewed the book at the Maryland Aviation Council's annual conference in Ocean City, launched it at The Greyhound in Berlin, gave a book talk and reading at Selkie Books in Rock Hall, did two readings at the Maryland Aviation Festival at College Park Aviation Museum, and did a book talk and reading in Newport News, Virginia. Online events during this time included readings sponsored by Verse-Virtual, Goddard College, and Maryland Writers Association. Literary Aviatrix Liz Booker interviewed me about my novel Crosswind, but we also talked about Where No Man Can Touch, and we discussed the writing life. I thank everyone who helped make this book tour a success!
I also had the honor of being interviewed by Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri about the book. You can listen to our interview, which includes me reading from the book, here.
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My latest novel, Eve's Daughters, published by Moonshine Cove Publishing, won first prize in the Novel category from the Delaware Press Association in 2021 and received an Honorable Mention from the National Federation of Press Women. It's available in print and digital editions. My other novels are Crosswind (Wind Canyon Books) and The Other Sister (Plain View Press), which won a gold medal from the Arpad Academy of the Hungarian Association. The Other Sister is available in print and digital editions.
My other poetry titles are Inherent Vice and Looking for Bivalve, both published by Pecan Grove Press but sadly out of print. I've been published in numerous literary magazines, including Barstow & Grand, Delmarva Review, Ecotone, Ekphrastic Review, Fledgling Rag, Gargoyle, Italian Americana, Light, Little Patuxent Review, Loch Raven Review, North American Review, Passager, Poetry Porch, Poetry Superhighway, The Raintown Review, String Poet, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Verse-Virtual, as well as the anthologies An Amaranthine Summer: Poems and Stories (Kelsay Books 2021), Bay to Ocean 2020 and 2022 (Eastern Shore Writers Association), Beach Mysteries (Cat & Mouse Press 2020), Challenges for the Delusional (Jane Street Press 2012), Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV (Red Hen Press 2008), Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle (Kelsay Books 2018), More Challenges for the Delusional (Diode Press 2018), Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press 2017), and The Cento: A Collection of Collage Poems (Red Hen Press 2011).
I've also written feature articles for the magazines Chesapeake Bay, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Soaring, and Women in Aviation.
I received an MFA in writing from Goddard College and have received three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. In 2013 I was awarded a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I've been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.
A native of New Jersey, I now live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'm a member of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Maryland Writers Association and a founding member of the Women Soaring Pilots Association.