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Swift Ink Stories: Expressive Writing for the Workplace


I'm in the business section! Thanks, Berkshire Eagle.

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

It's an excellent day to buy books from places that don't rhyme with "pamazon." Bookshop.org

ECCENTRIC CIRCLES celebration: May 4, 7 pm ET (online)



So pleased to celebrate Encircle Publications, short stories and the great state of Massachusetts on Wed., May 4, 7 pm ET (online), hosted by the Becket Athenaeum: Becket-Washington's Community Library. Cynthia Ann Brackett-Vincent, editor of ECCENTRIC CIRCLES, will moderate this reading/discussion with four contributors. (All have ties to Massachusetts.) Register HERE: http://bit.ly/BA-eccentric To buy the collection and support indie bookstores, visit Bookshop.org.

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.