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On Monday, June 26th, I was sworn in as the City of Livermore’s fourth Poet Laureate. The Commission for the Arts notified me of its selection a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait to make the announcement until … Continue reading
I’m super excited to announce that the Petaluma Reader’s Theatre (PRT) will be reviving their show, Dear Ole Dad: A Tribute to Fatherhood, which includes my story, There’s No Daddy Here. The show is on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 … Continue reading
I’m super excited to announce that the Petaluma Reader’s Theatre (PRT) will be reviving their show, Defining Moments: Personal Stories of Joy and Regret, which includes my story, Elliott Comes to Play. The show is on Saturday, April 16th at … Continue reading
Back in April 2014, when Autism A to Z was making its public launch, I produced a special Storied Nights: An Evening of Spoken Word that focused on autism spectrum disorder. The year before I’d been published in Chicken Soup … Continue reading
Many of you will remember that the Petaluma Readers Theatre (PRT) performed my award-winning story, “Elliott Comes to Play” on stage back in the summer of 2012. As I told PRT after the performance, “seeing my story performed on stage … Continue reading
The multi-talented Liz Whiteacre asked me to do another guest post for the Monday Coffee and Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs website and blog. If you remember, I had a story published in the Monday Coffee anthology back in … Continue reading
I recently read a post on Brevity’s blog that was titled, “I’m Sorry You Scare Me.” Brevity, for those of you that don’t know, is a literary journal that focuses on flash (very short) nonfiction. The article was a guest … Continue reading
I just finished reading Claire Bidwell Smith’s memoir, The Rules of Inheritance. I read it straight through in two days—a feat which rarely happens anymore in my hectic life. This is even more incredible because the book was not a … Continue reading