My writing has always involved themes of lesbian identity, sexuality, illness, and class. Whether I’m writing about my parents, my own parenting, growing up in the 60’s, nursing, love, friendship, whatever, the basic themes don’t seem to change. The more I write the more interested I become in the messy, confusing, and complicated relationships of anger, humor, and transcendence.
My awards include a Fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Barbara Deming Prize, and The Rick DeMarinis Award. My work appears in a call to nursing, Crab Orchard Review, The Sun, Naugatuck River Review, Cutthroat, Per Contra, and dozens of other publications. My novel, The Girls Club won the Bywater Prize and will be published by Bywater Books in May 2011.