IMG_1880 First recognized as a writer when I was nine years old (thank you, Jack and Jill Magazine!), I have made my living writing and educating for over 35 years. Throughout my career, I have communicated by:

  • writing and editing grant proposals and marketing materials, such as annual reports, case statements, newsletters, brochures, web site copy, press releases, solicitation letters, grant progress reports and newspaper/magazine articles for the Baltimore-Washington area nonprofit community,
  • working as a disc jockey for a commercial radio station,
  • interviewing for the National Opinion Research Center,
  • teaching English as a Second Language,
  • designing curriculum and teaching courses in grant writing, journaling, poetry writing and computer software,
  • evaluating grants for what was The Columbia Foundation and now is the Community Foundation of Howard County (Maryland), and
  • chairing the Grants Committee for the Howard County Arts Council where I served as President.

I started my own business in 2000, and have since become a Certified Instructor in the Journal to the Self curriculum, taught through the Center for Journal Therapy ( in Denver, Colorado.

My publication credits include four books of poetry (“After the Barn Door Opened,” “Nosegay” and “Pinned to the Corkboard” by Pudding House Publications and “Stolen Joy” through Icarus Press), articles in the Business Monthly, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Writers’ Journal and Voices of Women, and over 100 poems in literary journals.



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