I’m an author and a former journalist
who now works with writers of all ages and interests
to help them move words from their heads and hearts
onto screens and pages.

I grew up in newsrooms. First, my mother’s small paper in Massachusetts, then dailies in New Hampshire–the Concord Monitor, Keene Sentinel, the Union Leader in Manchester, and a rich, if brief, stint with the Associated Press. I served as an editor and writer for several years at the Seattle Times, and contributed freelance features to several newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, and book reviews to The New York Times.  New England has a strong hold on her natives; I am again living and writing in the Northeast.

My book, Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, was published by The University of North Carolina Press in hardcover in 2015. It is now also available in a 2018 paperback edition and as an Audible book, which I recorded.

I teach workshops and one-on-one sessions on writing memoir, biography, history, and other nonfiction. I also work with business owners to create materials that promote and explain what they do.

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