I'm thrilled that my manuscript The Skeleton House has won the 2023 Forgarty Literary Award and will be published by Fremantle Press sometime in 2024 (TBC). Now that I've finally managed a decent sleep after two nights of staring into the dark with various muscles spasming (winning the Fogarty > eight shots of espresso), I'm … Continue reading 2023 Fogarty Literary Award: The Ripple Effect
Business Trip (Albany)
I went on my first business trip recently. It was pretty standard: tiring, missed my family, very busy, slept in a sleeping bag, constantly cut string and helping people make friendship bracelets...yep, all normal, right? So how does an operations (non-teaching) employee at a school end up trekking 5 hours down south with two buses … Continue reading Business Trip (Albany)
On Thursday the weather finally started to behave like late May (we've had weeks of rain). After dinner, we decided to go for a walk. Little did we know this walk would change the course of my Friday. It was mild and quiet, with a few other people and dogs having the same idea as … Continue reading Found: Saxaphone
We brought Remus home as a fuzzy, clumsy, eight week-old puppy back in 2007. It was the summer before my senior year in high school.