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. Recognized by the Vermont Library Association for its “Sense of Place.”
Living in Place
I blog at Living in Place, where I post sometimes pointed, sometimes poetic essays about the human condition, all inspired by my rooted and rural life. I’m glad to speak about any of the main topics covered in the blog: Living in Place about living in rural Vermont; The Middle Ages, about the joys and sorrows of middle age; Lessons From the Long Trail, based on a 25-day end-to-end hike when I turned 60; and 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.
See Public Speaking for more information about hiring me to deliver a speech on subjects of interest about how we live now.
Live to Write – Write to Live
I wrote for the New Hampshire Writers Network for seven years, posting twice-monthly about the craft and business of writing. I’m available to talk both about writing and about blogging.
I was a Commentator for Vermont Public Radio for twelve years and have been an editorial columnist for local newspapers since 1974. I can talk about the issues of the day and I can talk about the skills of writing for radio, print and pixels. One of my specialties is telling a story in under five-hundred words.