Awards

Writing

American Writers Review – 2013, 2019

By no means do I consider myself a poet, so imagine my surprise when I opened an e-mail that announced one of my poems earned an honorable mention in the American Writers Review‘s 2013 Valentine’s Day edition of East Meets West. (Update: Another poem I wrote back in June of 2000 at the Writing from the Heart workshop, Beautiful Rock, was a finalist for the 2019 edition.)

I wrote the poem, Bleeding Heart, back in June of 2000 during one of Nancy Slonim Aronie’s one- or two-minute writing drills at her (then) Writing from the Heart workshop at her Martha’s Vineyard studio. Only Nancy could squeeze a poem out of me.

Nancy is fantastic, by the way. It matters not if you’re a writer, her workshops are for those who would like to become a bit more brave in the world and have fun at the same time. She’s smart, incisive, and an absolute riot. Her Martha’s Vineyard workshop is now called Chilmark Writers Workshop.

Editing/Proofreading

2015 Best in Jacksonville – Proofreading

 

2014 Best in Jacksonville – Proofreading