There is nothing more powerful than a story well told.


I am a writer, teacher, and editor with an M.A. in writing studies, twelve years of teaching experience and a passion for language and storytelling. My work has appeared in The New York Times, 10,ooo Tons of Black Ink, and The Schuylkill Valley Journal, among others. 


The heart of a story is the connection to others, a shared experience or emotion that engages, tranports, and sometimes changes us. Told well, a story can seem like magic. But beneath this illusion lies the meticulous craftsmanship of structure, organization, syntax, detail, diction and (of course) grammar. Twenty years of writing experience has taught me to harness these skills. In addition to telling stories, I offer writing and editing services and work with high school and college students as a writing coach and tutor. Please visit my SERVICES page to learn more.

Style means the right word.  The rest matters little.


Jules Renard


Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.

Henry David Thoreau

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.

Sidney Sheldon