A freelance writer who revels in the 1970’s…and today. Thoughts on being a baby boomer and empty nester in 2011. I am embracing my empty-nesterdom, as well as being a member of the sandwich generation.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Degree in Creative Writing and Art History. I have taken graduate writing courses from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, the University of Florida, Georgia State University and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. I have previously published short stories in several journals, including the Boston Literary Review. My short story, “The Guest,” won the Jesse Rehder Award from the University of North Carolina’s Cellar Door publication. I was selected to read my short story, “Cocktail Hour,” at the Southern Women Writer’s Conference last fall. I have also been published in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution. After working in museums and galleries over the years, I founded my own tutoring business. Currently, I am working on publishing a series of articles about, “Empty Nesting Baby Boomers.” My visual poem installation, ‘408 ransom street,’ is on exhibit at Women Centered Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.