I am a writer, editor, literary translator.

I have collaborated as a writer, editor or translator with Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Berlitz International; Fireflies & Preston Media; The Sewanee Review; Public Seminar; The News of Orange; The Short Story Project; Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas; Faith & Soul Magazine; and Surreal Poetics, among others.

Books I have edited:
"Significant: From Frustrated to Frannetastic", a guide for entrepreneurial women by Franne McNeal, MBA
"City of Cats", a novel by San Francisco author Max Diksztejn.

In the 80's, I was Assistant Publicity Director at Sports Illustrated Magazine, where I wrote promotional copy and arranged media interviews for writers like Frank Deford, Robert "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, and Franz Lidz, among others. I was also scriptwriter and Producer of the Time World News Service Radio Hour.

I am fluent in Spanish, and I teach students in private, corporate, and university settings, generally in the online synchronous environment. I care deeply about words and meaningful translation of messages and literary works, especially those by Hispanic women.

As a graduate student in the MFA program at The Sewanee School of Letters, I have studied with Dr. Ron Briggs of Columbia University; Dr. Jennifer Lewin of the University of Haifa; Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Charles J. Luellen Professor of English at Centre College; John Ernest, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of English and Director of the English Department at the University of Delaware; novelists Adrianne Harun and Holly Goddard Jones; Neil Shea of National Geographic. This year, I'm writing a collection of my own short stories now under the direction of novelist Michael Griffith (Spikes, Bibliophilia).

I was a New Yorker for 25 years, and now love living in the beautiful North Carolina piedmont with my husband and two rescue dogs, Carter Coggins and Kuba Bear. I'm passionate about nature and the environment, language, old houses, gardening, philosophy, Latin American music and, above all, stories. As a former singer-songwriter, I aim for prose that is melodic as well as grammatically correct. I believe that editorial projects can be fun, and that the well-crafted sentence is a thing of beauty.

I believe that beautiful writing does great good in the world.