My first book, Driving Off the Horizon, was a collection of poetry published by a small Maryland press (IM Press) in 1996. It was actually my MFA manuscript, a collection of poems written in my 20s as I lived in different cities and traveled the world. My eyes were opening, and the world tasted new. And so I translated those experiences into words strung together into poems that captured moments.
Since then, I’ve written many more books, and seven others have been published, including those shared on this page. Click the links to learn more or to purchase one.
I just finished a novel, Woman of Valor, and am at work on a collection of essays and short stories. In 2021, I made the decision to focus full-time on writing and teaching writing, and I plan to publish a book a year for the rest of my life.
Stay tuned for updates on new projects and forthcoming titles!