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I write fiction, grants, blogs, explainer videos, game narratives, and copy & content for small business and nonprofit websites, including landing & about pages, product descriptions, newsletters, and promotional copy.
When I'm not writing, I teach writing to kids and college students. As an educator, I develop curricular resources and blog about teaching, but as a freelancer, I mix it up. Canine bowel obstruction, Alaska, mental illness, affordable housing, lip gloss, and San Francisco history have each starred in recent projects.
Check Cozy Ripples for my TV reviews. Find my articles in Playboy, KQED Teach, and Teachers & Writers Magazine, and my fiction in Conjunctions, Colorado Review, Prime Number Magazine, and other journals. My copy and graphics appear on websites that sell dog training, cosmetics, swimming pools, and both sleep and art by insomniacs. My short story collection, Impossible Object is forthcoming from Whiskey Tit Press in Spring 2024.
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Intersection for the Arts is a bedrock Bay Area arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow.
From Fifty-One to Eleven
But now that you’re eleven, you do. You’re hardly a kid anymore. You know the same amount of math most grown-ups do: enough to figure out
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Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) is a frustrated housewife who relies on heavy doses of ballet and bulimia to dull the blades of an especially ‘80s SoCal spin on the Feminine Mystique. When dance class is canceled, she finds salvation in the newborn aerobics craze, but success is not easy.
Dog Training | Heidi's Hund Haus | San Francisco
Curriculum, Comic-ified: A Crash Course for Educators
8 Mentor Texts that Shine a Light on Tone & Setting —
A scene’s light (or its absence) shapes both tone and setting, builds tension and adds dimension to character.
What does a scene’s light expose? What does it hide? What glimmers? What fades?
For a quick background on chiaroscuro - the role of light and darkness - as a literary device, check out this post by screenwriter and novelist Tom Avitabile. Without darkness, he reminds us, there cannot be light.
But how do we distill something this shadowy w