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Thank you for visiting my website. 

As an author, playwright, school and library visitor, and workshop leader, I keep busy.  I hope to share a bit of what I’ve been up to on these pages.

High on my list at the moment is “New Choices . . . New Beginnings . . . ,” a Readers Theater script I’m working on for New Choices Career Development (http://newchoiceslancaster.org). This will be a montage of stories, poems, and notes I’ve collected over a couple of years of leading life-story writing workshops with women in transition at the YWCA, CareerLink, and Lancaster County Prison.  The material is powerful and moving. I hope to do it justice as I shape it into a piece for five voices that will be co-directed by Lydia Brubaker and Joanna Underhill and performed at Millersville University’s Ware Center here in Lancaster, PA, on First Friday, October 7, 2016.  The event will be free and open to the public, but registration will be required and tiered levels of donations to New Choices will be suggested.  Exact time, cast list, and other details soon!

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A life-story sharing session at the Lancaster County Prison.

I write books, mainly for young readers, and plays, mainly for young audiences. Preschool through high school.  I also write for adults and travel to schools, conferences, workshops, and theaters all over the country to share ideas and experiences, teach creative writing and marketing techniques, and develop new scripts.  Here in Lancaster, PA, I delight in working with the public schools and libraries, Millersville University, New Choices/New Beginnings Career Development, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and other organizations and colleagues to coordinate programs that encourage literacy and creativity. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do the work I love and meet so many bright, caring, talented folks along the way.

Please visit the pages listed in the sidebar to find out more about my books, plays, events, and presentations. Note that the drop-down menus under “Books I’ve Written” and “Published Plays” lead to only a small sample of my published work.  For the full list, hit the main “Books I’ve Written” or “Published Plays” button.

This website is and always will be a work in progress.  Comments, questions, and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  The “hoppy” photo was taken during a visit with the K-3 students of Bainbridge Elementary School, Elizabethtown, PA, by PTO president Kelly Batche.

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