Picking the Bones I have written two failed novels. The first one I didn't finish; the second one I did. Three years ago, I wrote a blog post about it: "Failed Novel, Anyone?" As I noted in that post, the whole of the novel was less than the sum of its parts, the parts being … Continue reading Publication: “Leaving the Farm” (Failed Novel Redux)
The Publications This is the first time I have had two pieces published in the same issue of a literary magazine--in two different genres! "Creosote Reverie" and "The Strange End of Laura Farnsworth's Marriage" appear in the Fall 2019 edition of Smoky Quartz, put out by the Monadnock Writers' Group. The Back Stories I wrote … Continue reading Publication First: Two-Fer!
I'm pleased to share that my short story, "The Night the Billado Block Burned Down," has been published in the July 29th edition of Metaworker Literary Magazine. The impetus for the story was a 2005 fire in my hometown of Enosburg Falls, Vermont that destroyed one of the downtown blocks. I've written about two of … Continue reading Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”
Not long after my debut novel, Telling Sonny, was published last December, my cousin Anne asked me if I would do a presentation to her local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization that provides college scholarships to women. Before each meeting, the group has a program featuring a talk by a successful woman--and … Continue reading A Trip to Vermont: Connecting to the P.E.O. Sisterhood