I’m happy to talk to your group about the writing life in general and my books, blogs and commentaries in particular.
Into the Wilderness is my award-winning novel set in Vermont against the political backdrop of the Goldwater-LBJ presidential election. It tells the unlikely love story between Rose Mayer, a twice-widowed New York Jew who’s determined never to remarry again, and a born and bred Vermont bachelor, who has never voted for a Democrat. They are both 64-years old.
I post An Essay Every Wednesday on a variety of topics and am glad to talk about any one of them: Living in Place, about living in rural Vermont; The Middle Ages, about being middle aged; Lessons From the Long Trail, based on a 25-day end-to-end hike in 2016; Vermonters by Choice, about the people from away who’ve been contributing to Vermont life and culture since Ethan Allen and his brothers came from Connecticut; and other subjects of interest about how we live now.
I’m a member of the New Hampshire Writers Network and have been posting twice-monthly essays about the craft and business of writing on Live-to-Write, Write to Live since 2011. I’m available to talk about craft and blogging.
I’ve been a Commentator for Vermont Public Radio since 2006 and an editorial columnist for local newspapers even longer. I can talk about the issues of the day and I can talk about the skills of writing for radio, print and pixels – and making a point in five hundred words or less.
I also write customized motiving and/or celebratory speeches; facilitate meetings; and usher people through life-cycle events. Learn more.