Since receiving my first diary at age seven, I’ve been taking notes and today I have stacks of journals spanning the last four decades of my thoughts, rants and observations.
My humorous essays have been published in the New York Times' Modern Love column, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Brain Child, Maine Homes, Down East and aired on NPR.
When I finally broke out at age 17, I ended up in a small town surrounded by rice in Gifu, Japan where I was an exchange student. This was my host Grandmother.
The year I turned 30, my husband and I chucked it all and moved to coastal Maine where I worked as a reporter for The Camden Herald and wrote the weekly food column. My mother and mother-in-law, who bullied me for not owning a microwave, gave me lots to write about.
Today, I am parenting teenagers while juggling a full-time communications job and writing a humorous book of essays about life, marriage and motherhood.
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