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. 

 

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