MY BOOKS

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EVENTIDE

 

Eventide is an archaic word meaning evening.

 

Three couples hadn’t been out for an overnight on the boat together since their twenties. Now middle-aged, with adult children, and the baggage that ebbs and flows during a life lived that long, they set out toward Monhegan Island, Maine from Portland, full of joy, telling stories of back-in-the-day, listening to 80’s music.

 

But over the course of the day, their burdens begin to seep out – a child who is addicted to drugs, possibly a fault of the father’s. A son home from Afghanistan with anger issues and one leg. A senior-in-college daughter who has no desire for a job, just like her mother.

 

Exploring Monhegan Island, conversations (and drinks) continue to flow as the afternoon wanes. By evening, it all falls apart.

 

Back on the boat brings rain and an accident and then an opportunity taken.  Collusion in murder.....can it ever work?

 

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AWAY AT A CAMP IN MAINE

travel memoir

2011 1st place winner of Beach Book Festival

national writing contest nonfiction

 

Going away to camp is an escape, a refreshing of your soul, a

means to disconnect from all you are day-to-day…and yet

connect much more deeply with your family and your

authentic self.  It is returning to the same place in nature, year

after year, that creates lasting memories.

 

My aunt and uncle owned a camp, and I spent my childhood

there, my memories rich with its part in my life.  After fifteen

years away from it, I returned as an adult, and for ten years my

own young family spent time there each summer.

I capture the essence of what getting away, not to France or a

villa in Italy, but right in our own states, for a very little cost,

can do for our spirits.  What I describe happening for my

children as they aged will encourage other parents to make a

tradition of getting away themselves with their own families.

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MOTHERS FULFILLED

Featured on The Huffington Post and MariaShriver.com

 

Of the women my age whom I know (50-ish), I am one of a

handful who worked full time (plus) all the way through the

raising of my sons.  But The Shriver Report of 2009, a

comprehensive study on working families, says women like me

may become the norm.  I feel a responsibility to speak up, and

share what that looks like.  I offer new mothers the 2 things I

would do differently. 

 

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In addition to travel, I have written articles for:

The Huffington Post, TheCommonerMagazine.com, 

KimKalicky.com, MariaShriver.com