A totally engaging, human interest story, superbly told, with not a  word out of place.”
John Howard Reid, Final Judge,  Winning Writers


Published Stories and Essays

Who By Fire  Hippocampus Magazine (Most Memorable Essay Award)

The Last Ballet Lesson  Grown & Flown

Losing My Words  The Sunlight Press

Liar, Liar  Teachers&Writers Magazine

Grandpa’s Gift  Grand Piano Passion

More Precious than Pearls  Lessons From My Parents (Familius 2013)

The Ticket  Infective Ink

Letting My Daughter Go  Tablet Magazine

Fire Drill   On the Premises Magazine

One Candle For Sophie  Lilith Magazine

Child of the Light    Winning Writers

Twenty Ten   Gemini Magazine

Taming the Taskmaster   Metro Imma

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing  Memoirs Ink.

Reading, Writing, and the Red Sox   Teacher Magazine


Loudon County Library Write On! 2018, Fiction finalist

Gemini Magazine Story Contest, 2nd Place

Memoir Magazine Notable Essay, #MeToo Contest 2018

Hunger Mountain Journal Nonfiction Finalist 2018

Hippocampus Magazine,  2017 Essay Semi-finalist

Women On Writing Flash Fiction 2017– Honorable Mention

Past Loves Essay 2015–2nd Place

New Millennium Essay 2015– Honorable Mention

Family Circle Magazine 2015–2nd Place Short Story

WriteOutLoud Story Contest, Louden Public Library 2014–Honorable Mention

Winning Writers Short Story Contest 2014–Finalist

On the Premises Magazine #16, 3rd Place Story Winner 2012

Association of Jewish Libraries, 2011 Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award for Older Readers

Next Generation Indie Awards 2011, YA Novel Finalist

Gemini Flash Fiction 2011–Honorable Mention

New Millennium Writings Fiction Award 2009–Honorable Mention

Washington JCC Literary Festival Essay Contest 2009–Honorable Mention

Tom Howard/John Reid Short Story Contest 2009–Highly Commended

Memoirs Ink Annual Essay Competition 2006–2nd Place

The Center for the Arts in Natick–2006 Story Winner

Writers Digest Annual Competition 2002–Fiction Finalist

Writer’s Digest Competition 2000– Essay Honorable Mention

Writer’s Digest Competition 1994–Essay Honorable Mention

Business Week Award for Innovative Teaching

Freelance Writing Credits

Teachers Magazine, Baby Talk, Family Fun, Learning, Instructor, Reading Teacher, Journal of Reading, Reading Today, Writer’s Digest, Instructor, Natick Tab.