What is your hometown?
Falls Church, Virginia, just a few miles from the D.C. line
Where do you live now?
The beautiful state of Vermont
Where did you attend college?
George Washington University, B.A. English ’71
GWU, M.Ed. '75
Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing Fiction ’00
Where did you teach?
Secondary English in Vermont
Spalding University MFA in Writing in disciplines of Fiction/Creative
Nonfiction/Writing for Children and Young Adults
Middlebury College Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf
University of Vermont
Castleton State College
Independent editor/mentor for emerging writers
Have you made presentations?
Classroom visits, Keynotes, Panels, Public readings
What are your publications?
Five highly acclaimed books and a picture book for young readers.
Essays, stories, and poetry appearing in anthologies, magazines,
Do you perform public service?
Town governance as a member of the Lincoln Town Select Board
Member of the board of the Burnham Foundation
Formerly on the board of the Lincoln Library
Founder of a local writing group
What awards have you received?
2002 Vermont-NEA Human & Civil Rights Award
Lynn Stegner Kingdom Award in Short Fiction
Ralph Nading Hill Award for Short Story relating to Vermont
Southwest Writers Award for Nonfiction
Silver Bay Children’s Literature Award
Premier Award for Fiction
Finalist for Vermont Book Award, Dana Award, Ray Carver Award, Ruth Hindman Foundation Award, Abroad Short Story Contest, Rosebud Kennedy Award, Bakeless Award, Gival Press Award, Exeter Award
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