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.
I've been an independent scholar, writer, and presenter since 2006.
I was a member of Women of Words (WOW), a group of writers who meet in Athol
as well as the Boston chapter of the National Writers Union. I started writing
poetry in high school in the 1970s, and started writing reviews in 1990.
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
will be released by Chicago Review Press in February 2016. More
projects are in the works. What can I
say? I can't stop writing!
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