Chronicles

I’ve written “chronicles” and articles that explore our inner lives since I was in high school.

 

Over the years as a children’s author and clinical social worker, I began to focus on the inner lives of creative writers

and the emotional resilience that is foundational to our journeys.

 

I would love to hear from you about your own journey and about topics of interest for my ongoing columns and blog posts.

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Regular Columns and Blog Posts

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Selected Articles, Essays, and Guest Posts

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Awards & Residencies

  • Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2018-19 and 2020-21

  • Ragdale Foundation Writer’s Residency, 2016

  • Highlights Foundation scholarship for Novel in Verse workshop, 2012

  • Highlights Foundation scholarship for Picture Book workshop, 2006

  • REENI’S TURN (novel-in-verse), Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition, Honorable Mention, 2018

  • JAKEY’S JAZZY RHYTHM (picture book), Katherine Paterson Award Finalist, 2016

  • REENI’S TURN (novel-in-verse), Katherine Paterson Award Finalist, 2014

  • “Secondly” (flash fiction), Women on Writing Flash Fiction Award Second Place, 2012

  • THE INSIDE OUT, UPSIDE DOWN, JUST-SO HANUKKAH MIRACLE (picture book), The Whole Megillah Award Honorable Mention, 2010.

  • EMMA AND TRICKY (picture book), Smart Writers Award Third Place, 2006

  • THIS AND THAT (picture book), Kay Snow Award for Children’s Ms., First Place, 2002