Works in Progress

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Fiction

My novel manuscript, "Written in the Stars," explores the unravelling by two sisters, Adrienne and Cass, of a secret, long kept by their mother about their father,  a doctor in World War Two's Italian Campaign, and the effects the secret's keeping has on this family. Recently Isabel Huggan author of The Elizabeth Stories, You Never Know, and  Belongong: Home away from Home acted as editor while I rewrote this manuscript. "Written in the Stars" is now under consideration for publication.

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A short story, Lost, from a collection of linked short stories on which I've worked for many years, with the working title "Blue Willow Stories" appears in Gateways: A Collection of New Writing from Alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA in Creative Writing, for which I was Chief Copy Editor. Another story, Spring Fevers was published in Skylines, Mount Royal College Calgary March 1984: 3-21. The stories Away, Blight, and American Thanksgiving are under consideration by literary journals. All of these stories are linked by the theme the effects of war on ordinary people, the members or friends of one extended family, and the historic china pattern, Blue Willow. 

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I am also working on a middle-grade novel with the working title, "Big Shore," about a young woman growing up in poverty on Lake Nipissing's shore, during the depression of the 1930s.