“A Time of Independence”

“A Time of Independence”

That’s the section two of my monologues, taken from LUMP, appear in in the new collection, “Audition Monologues for Young Women #2,” by Gerald Lee Ratliff. The chapter starts out with this quote: “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will.” — Charlotte Bronte, Jane(…)

Sign me up: Bouchercon 2013 and HNA 2015

Sign me up: Bouchercon 2013 and HNA 2015

Gregory Maguire, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and William Kennedy were all born here. Herman Melville, Trevanian, and Kurt Vonnegut all lived here. Then there are the rest of us not famous enough for our own Wikipedia page. That’s cool. Wikipedia doesn’t have the final say on our area’s vibrant writing scene. We have lots of great writing events,(…)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

closed lids the sun becomes a flower I am very excited for the Year of the Snake, 2013. This haiku is many things to me. This spring, so much is going to change when I give birth to my daughter. I’m giddy with anticipation. Waiting, waiting, waiting… enjoying the moment while waiting. On a global(…)

A bit of winter, now.

A bit of winter, now.

Winter has always been the time of year when I cocoon. I’m introverted all year round, but during the winter I tend to take it to another level. It’s like I take all the observing and interacting I’ve done the rest of the year and THINK extra hard on it on it, and then bring(…)

“LUMP” is Going Into Collections

“LUMP” is Going Into Collections

My life seems to have two modes: chill and crazy. Right after I finish this blog entry, I’m going to fill out some paperwork to grant non-exclusive reprint rights to two of my monologues for the upcoming third volume of ” Contemporary Monologues for Young Women” (Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.). Maybe I’m sheltered, but I think this(…)

Also in Attendance… :)

Also in Attendance… :)

Last week, I traveled to NYC to begin my duties as a Planned Parenthood Patient Spokesperson, to be part of a four-person panel that announced the new, expanded Planned Parenthood Breast Health Initiatives. Article from The Frisky. Article from The Grio. Evidently I was in tears. But it was just one of those days. I somehow(…)

Understanding Haiku: A Workshop

Understanding Haiku: A Workshop

This fall I will be teaching a workshop on haiku at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. I’m very excited! It’s different than the other writing offerings, so I hope people will be interested and sign up. Understanding Haiku Saturday November 17, 2012 — 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM Member:$41 | Non-Member:$45 Forget what you(…)