Coming to Annapolis this spring

When The Spring Author Series returns to the Rising Sun Inn for 2019, I’ll be one of the three local women invited to speak about their writing. All three of us have written about Maryland heroines against the backdrop of history. I’m honored both for the invitation and the opportunity to rub shoulders with these fine…

A weekend of ideas

The Revisionaries’ First Annual Writers Weekend has left me breathless. My fingers are exhausted. My head is throbbing. And my soul sings from the long hours of inspiration. I’d never been on a writing weekend: hours and hours of virtually uninterrupted writing, plotting, planning and thinking. Besides some solid writing, here’s what I got out…

Writer’s weekend

Go away, damn snow! Melt, you stupid ice! Nothing is going to keep my writer friends and me from gathering this weekend to write and talk about our works in progress. I’m playing host for the Revisionaries’ first annual writer’s retreat, starting in a few hours. We’ve all watched the weather forecasts like little kids…

Witness to the miracle of reading

A vivacious little six-year-old skips down her school corridors. She stops in front of the bulletin boards, signs and framed sayings that cover the walls. And she reads them. With a sparkle in her bright brown eyes, she reads the words aloud with a touch of awe in her voice. As if it is a…