What a fun six weeks I've had celebrating the launch of Where No Man Can Touch! The revised edition is a thing of beauty, thanks to Wind Canyon Books and their design guru, Steve Bogdan. The talented Charlotte Zang helped me publicize the launch and booked events. Although the book wasn't out for the Smith Island Arts Festival, I was able to let people know it was on its way. I 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 finished with 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'm taking a short break but will be back on the road in September. I hope you can join me at the Writers Center in Bethesda on September 9 at 2 p.m., when I'll join Baltimore poet Shirley J. Brewer for a reading. Her new book is called Wild Girls, and lots of the women in my book were on the wild side, so it will be a sparkling event. Please register here.
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. I've been published in numerous literary magazines, including Delmarva Review, Ecotone, Ekphrastic Review, Fledgling Rag, Italian Americana, Light, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Passager, Poetry Porch, The Raintown Review, String Poet, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, 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.