Much of my writing, both fiction and nonfiction, reflects a bone-deep connection to the landscape and people of northern Vermont. I live with my veterinarian husband in a two-century-old farmhouse a couple of miles from my childhood home. We share our lives with horses, dogs, and chickens.
Some of my recent publications include a feature article in the AWP Writer’s Chronicle, as well as essays in Yankee Magazine and Subject and Strategy: A Writer’s Reader. I have recently completed a novel inspired by true events in 1816 Vermont, a particularly harsh time known as the year without a summer, and plan to begin drafting a second novel — a generational continuation of the first one.
My education includes a BA and MA in literature from the University of Vermont, where I am a Senior Lecturer Emerita, and an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
The photo montage below reflects our life here in northern Vermont. All photos taken by me. Not that you would, but please don’t copy or reproduce without permission. Thanks.