Pushcart Prize Nomination
Delighted to report that The Drum: A Literary Magazine for Your Ears has nominated my nonfiction essay, 'Sanctuary" for a Pushcart Prize. Read more here. The Pushcart is an annual recognition of the best writing published in U.S. literary magazines.
Best American Essays 2013
Great news! My essay, "Green Card" has been chosen as a "notable" essay in Best American Essays 2013. Others on the "notable" list include John McPhee, David Sedaris, Maxine Kunin, James Rogers, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud and Mary Gordon.
Creative Writing Workshops
Read this student review from the 2013 Unicorn Writers Conference in March. Join me this January when I present a workshop, Writer with a Day Job: Finding That Balance Between Work and Writing at Grub Street Writers in Boston.
Speaking of the day-job balance, check out my instructional book, "Writer with a Day Job" (Writers Digest Books). Purchase the book at your local independent bookstore or here.
Check out other past and upcoming topics and venues.
Book Discussion Groups
My second novel, Dance Lessons (Syracuse U.P.) is available in bookstores or online.
Last year, Dance Lessons was shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Awards in the U.K., and secured second place in the Indie Lit Awards. It was also among 20 books selected as a great group read by the U.S. Women's National Book Association.