Since childhood, I’ve always had a special connection with nature. I grew up hiking, camping, and canoeing in a small Central Pennsylvania town along the Appalachian Trail. At age 11, I was outraged when a beloved grove of chestnut trees in my hometown was clear cut and paved for a parking lot (yup, just like the Joni Mitchell song!). Recently, my mother showed me an essay I’d written from that time, in which I declared that when I grew up I wanted to “turn parking lots into playgrounds.”
My writing has been published in magazines, newspapers, academic journals, and online sites on a variety of legal and non-legal topics including: backpacking with my daughter; attending a silent meditation retreat; a biography of Bucks County’s first female environmentalist; and a guidebook on inclusive trail design.
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I’m also an aspiring children’s book writer currently working on several projects, including a picture book about an orphaned tiger cub and a biography of an underestimated female scientist.
I’m delighted to be serving as Editor for a line of new children’s books One Little Earth will publish in alliance with the The Little Press.
We currently are acquiring entertaining and inspiring environmental and nature-themed picture book manuscripts for readers ages 4–9.
Although I’m not a very good guitar player, I do love writing lyrics and am honored to have won a number of songwriting awards, including from American Songwriter, Nashville Songwriters Ass’n Internat’l (NSAI); and The Great American Song Contest. It probably won’t come as a surprise that several of my songs are about nature!
Listen to sample below and check out my other music on SoundCloud.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”