When I travel, stories flourish all around me. A few years ago, while on the flight home from St. Bart’s, a speck of France in the Caribbean, I jotted down notes for a short story about an older woman I’d seen on a topless beach. The resulting story, “Mrs. Morrisette,” won Honorable Mention from Writers Digest and Editor’s Choice from Carve Magazine. It was published in Fall 2011 in the Delmarva Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
My as-yet unpublished novel, LITTLE SONG, grew out of several trips to British Columbia. Taking place in a remote town on Vancouver Island, the novel LITTLE SONG tells the tale of a thirty-five year old woman from an outcast American Indian family who convinces her husband to let her roguish ex-husband move in with them for one week.
In 2010, LITTLE SONG won the San Francisco Writers Conference Fiction award (under its original title LIKE A MOONSHINE BRIDGE) for Best Fiction, and the annual Good Reads contest from A Woman’s Write.
You can learn more at my website LITTLE SONG.