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Shortlist, 2022 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature


I'm thrilled to be on the shortlist for the 2022 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Congrats
to all! Thanks, Schaffner Press. See the shortlist announcement HERE.

ECCENTRIC CIRCLES - short story anthology


I wrote a story ("Go Fish") about a rebel librarian on Monhegan Island, Maine. (She has a cameo in my novel, OFF ISLAND.) So pleased to see it here in ECCENTRIC CIRCLES, a new anthology from Encircle Publications, edited by Cynthia Brackett-Vincent. "This eclectic collection of short stories features various genres, all penned by the authors of Encircle. Their novels represent mysteries, thrillers, literary fiction, humor, historical fiction, romance and more. We are very proud of our amazing authors and their work, and now Encircle has brought their short fiction together, amounting to twenty-five stories for readers to explore and enjoy. Available February 23." Thanks, Encircle! Preorder HERE.

In My Room: guest post


I wrote about Godspell, my childhood bedroom, being an only child and how singing helps me write in this guest post for Rebecca Cuthbert. Read post here.

Still a staff pick. Thanks, Bookloft.


AMPHIBIANS remains a staff pick at The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA. (Thank you!) I'm in excellent company. #localauthors 

Happy Short Fiction Day (and Solstice).


Who knew? Thanks for featuring AMPHIBIANS, Leapfrog Press. Every day should be Short Fiction Day. 

Review: "Travelogue to Find a Place in This World"


Thank you, kind Amazon reviewer. Just seeing this post about AMPHIBIANS, my short story collection. This means a lot. (Dear readers, please shout it from the rooftops when you enjoy a book. Any book.) I would *love* to drop in for a virtual visit if you are teaching AMPHIBIANS in your classroom. (Or teaching from AMPHIBIANS in your classroom. It might be weird if you had actual amphibians in your classroom. But you know what I mean.) This makes my week.

Winter's coming.


An impromptu book signing by the lake in Pittsfield, MA. 

Happy Halloween from the Portland Press Herald


I talked to Bob Keyes about "Hotel California" and ghosts in this article for the Portland Press Herald on 21st CENTURY GHOST STORIES, VOL II from Wyrd Harvest Press. (My story, "The Mission Bell," inspired by Eagles' lyrics, is included.) Congrats to Paul Guernsey, editor, and Andy Paciorek, illustrator! Also mentioned: Leapfrog Press and Celine Dion. #HappyHalloween #onadarkdeserthighway


Full article HERE.

OFF ISLAND named a finalist, Housatonic Book Award


My novel, OFF ISLAND, was a finalist in the Housatonic Book Awards.  Congrats to all winners and finalists! It's lovely to be in the company of these writers. Read the full announcement HERE.

Hey, I'm on TV! And "delightfully creepy."


Thanks to NEWS CENTER Maine's 207 and Amanda Hill for this feature on 21st Century Ghost Stories, Vol. II. (Great job, Paul Guernsey!) I'm proud to represent Maine (and the Eagles) in the collection with "The Mission Bell." And thanks for calling this story "delightfully creepy." That's what I aim for. Also featured in this segment: Bobby Sweet! (From our performance on 207 a few years back.) Watch the clip HERE.