I love to write.
I bring the rigor and discipline of my academic training to my work in writing. As an Associate Professor at Rhodes College, where I was hired to direct their creative writing program, I developed courses that combined the study of literature with the study of technique in writing. Recently, after relocating to western North Carolina, I've continued to teach college-level writing courses. I continue to develop new classes, as well as working in tutorials with local as well as distance learners. This fall I'll be teaching a poetry workshop, "Sacred Praise," for the Great Smokies Program out of University of North Carolina at Asheville, as well as a multi-genre course, "Outdoor Nature Writing," for Montreat College.
I help beginning and experienced writers to transfer the visions in their imaginations onto the page, whether they are poets or prose writers.
I honed my own prose-writing skills in writing my dissertation, and subsequently in writing articles for literary journals as well as book reviews, but I have also written articles for commercial magazines, done writing for websites, proposals and other kinds of prose as clients have needed my assistance.