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

Stories and Essays

Grandpa’s Gift  Grand Piano Passion

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


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, Reading Teacher, Journal of Reading, Reading Today, Writer’s Digest, Instructor, Natick Tab.