I write with students using fun prompts, images and music, etc... I also do free-writes in which students are given a prompt or first sentence and then write for a set period of time with no stopping and without concern for punctuation, spelling or content. It's a wonderful way to keep the words flowing and create short pieces of fiction or nonfiction that are fresh and original.
I am an author of Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction. My books include Night Flying, Black Angels, Harmony, Looking for Lucy Buick, Bird and are published by Random House Children's Books. I studied writing at the University of Vermont and dance at The Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. I've been a creative writing instructor at The Monteverde Friends School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, a guest author in Vermont public schools and on the faculty of the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf.
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Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO ~1990
Graduate study ~ Dance Movement Therapy
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY ~ 1986
B.A ~ Religious Studies
JapanLink Translations, Charlotte, VT ~ 2012-2019
Edited scientific patents for Japanese Translator and prepared technical drawings
Random House Children's Books, New York, NY ~ 1999-present Author of young adult and middle grade fiction
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New England Culinary Institute, Essex Junction, VT ~ 2003-2007 Coordinated tutorial program, tutored culinary students, trained peer tutors and mentors
New England Young Writer's Conference at Breadloaf ~ 2003-present Instructor at yearly writing conference for high school students
Children's Literacy Foundation, VT ~ 2012-2014 Writer-in-residence in Vermont public schools
Bird, Looking for Lucy Buick, Harmony, Black Angels, Night Flying
Random House Children's Books Delacorte Press Prize
Publisher's Weekly Flying Start Author
Smithsonian Magazine and ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2000
Dance, painting, skating, travel
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