I'm a native of Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. I've lived in central
Pennsylvania. northern Illinois, and the North Quabbin
region of central Massachusetts. In 2012,
I returned to Pennsylvania for family reasons. I worked as a librarian for
more than 30 years, in a variety of schools and colleges and public libraries.
And I got a degree in Outdoor Teacher Education along the way.
I've been an independent scholar, writer, and presenter since 2006.
I started writing
poetry in high school in the 1970s, and started writing reviews in 1990.
I'm a member of the National
Writers Union (NWU), the
Society of Children's Book
Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), and
The Thoreau Society. 2012 marked the release of my first book, Westward I Go Free:
Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey, by Green Frigate Books.
Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities
was just released by Chicago Review Press in January 2016. More
projects are in the works. What can I
say? I can't stop writing!
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