I am a freelance writer specializing in education writing. My work has appeared in a wide range of publications, most recently the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, PBS NewsHour online, the Hechinger Report, Scholastic Administrator, Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Ed Magazine and Teachers College’s TC Today. I have more than 30 years of experience as a reporter and writer with journalistic credits ranging from The New Yorker‘s Goings on About Town section to stringing for U.S. News & World Report to Family Fun and the New York Law Journal. I have published personal essays in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian.
For more than twenty years, I have also been a regular writer for inhouse publications at corporate clients including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, American Express, Deloitte and Clairol.
When I’m not engaged in those pursuits, I write fiction. I have published more than a dozen short stories, in Glimmer Train, Raritan, Eclectica, Confrontation, Construction, Short Story America, Northwest Review and Pank among others. I am currently at work on a novel and on additional short stories.
I graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in History & Literature and received a master’s degree from Columbia School of Journalism in 1988. In 1984, while working as a beat reporter at the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, I shared an Associated Press First Place award in the category of news features.
My story, “The Last Highway,” made the 2014 Most Notable Stories — the initial phase of the 2014 storySouth’s Million Writers Award and “The Physiology of Heartbreak” has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology for 2016. Two as yet unpublished stories have also received notice: “Dear Mr. Sugarman” was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Ruminate Magazine fiction contest and “Something is Terribly Wrong” was an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s March/April 2016 Fiction Open.
Please click here for a link to a Q&A with me in Eclectica. Or here for a short piece about the way I write which appeared in Glimmer Train.