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I am a writer and college professor living in Nashua, New Hampshire, with my husband, two children (when they are home from university), and chocolate Lab.


I grew up in the Canadian Maritimes, and the deep ties to water and rugged spaces that live in me are rooted in that background.  


I hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine and a Certificate in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. I teach creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Bay Path University and the MFA Program at Western Connecticut State University, and professional writing at Northeastern University.



I love words.  And I love to play with words on the page. My head is a busy place. An endless film reel plays in there, its frames alive with images and moments, actual and imagined, that I’ve tucked into the folds of my memory. I watch them over and over again, shaping and reshaping, ordering and reordering, trying to make sense of them, searching for the story they want to tell and the language with which to tell it. 


Unpacking experiences of life, both the good and the bad, is at the core of my writing.The stories filling the pages are what help me to better understand myself and the world around me.

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