My writing has appeared in Chocolate for a
Womans Heart (Simon & Schuster), Our Mothers Our Selves: Writers and
Poets Celebrate Motherhood (Bergin & Garvy), Chicken Soup for the Singles
Soul (Health Communications, Inc.), At Grandmothers Table (Fairview
Press), CATS MEOW!: An Anthology of Cat Tales (Maine Rhode Publishers),
Poets & Writers, CAT FANCY, The Writing Self, Sistersong, Crazyquilt Quarterly, Emrys
Journal, la Joie: The Journal That Honors All Beings, Writing for Our Lives, Just Cats!,
Women & Earth, and The Whole Cat Journal. I have also written Houdini
(a cat novel for young adults in the tradition of Bambi and Black Beauty)and
Souleiado (a time-travel novel).
Between 1994 and 1999, I won eight Certificates of Excellence and
two Silver Muse Medallions from the Cat Writers Association (CWA), which Ive
been a member of since its founding in 1993: one of the Certificates was for an excerpt
from the Houdini novel that appeared in Just Cats!, and both Muse Medallions
were for "Making a Difference....," the animal-welfare column that I write for
the same publication. And in 1996, I won The Writing Selfs Spring Contest
with "Letter to Tim," which later appeared in Chocolate for a Womans
Heart. My poem "Deer in the
Garden," won Burbage's Ltd. April 2000
Writing for Poetry Contest.
I have taught both fiction and non-fiction-writing through the
Writers Digest School and presently work with Burbages, Ltd., a national
company of writers. I belong not only to the CWA but also to the International
Womens Writing Guild (IWWG).
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|Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
||M.A. in English, May 1988
||B.A. in English, May 1983 (Graduated with Honors)
||Phi Beta Kappa Commendation, May 1988
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|3/00 - Present
||Burbage's Ltd., Bowling Green, OH. On-call
|7/96 - 3/99
||The Writer's Digest School, Cincinnati, OH.
Editorial Associate, teaching non-fiction- and fiction-writing
|10/93 - Present
||Just Cats!, Orient, NY. Columnist,
book reviewer, and feature writer.
|1/91 - 7/97
||Animal Friends of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT.
Newsletter editor and chief writer.
|10/91 - 12/92
||Northeast, Hartford, CT. Writer for The
|8/89 - 5/94
||Fairfield County Woman, Stamford, CT.
|9/86 - 12/86
||St. Joseph College, West Hartford, CT.
Visiting instructor in women's literature.
|11/84 - 4/85
||Associated Press, Hartford, CT. Stringer
|9/83 - 2/91
||Hartford Woman, Hartford, CT. Arts
columnist and feature writer.
|9/83 - 7/89
||Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Adjunct
lecturer in English and women's studies.
|7/79 - 5/88
||The Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT.
Book reviewer. Occasional feature writer and music critic.
|1/80 - 5/82
||The Farmington Valley Herald, Simsbury, CT.
Town correspondent and feature writer.