Selected Works

Fiction
A sequel to "Sarah's Daughter," published by Gadd Books in 2010.
A 19th century teen deals with family sorrow, joy, friendship, bereavement.
Opinion
Weekly column that has appeared on the front of local news section of daily newspaper for 26 years, 52 weeks of the year, briefly moved inside in 2010 and is now back on the front.
Cookbooks
A series of small books focusing on the use of fresh herbs in various milieu.
Photography
Free-lance photos -- scenic and historic -- have appeared in The (New London, CT) Day, Forbes magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Berkshire Eagle, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine and Yankee Travel Guide.
Opinion excerpts
Taken from past columns in The Berkshire Eagle

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"A Silver Moon for Rose"


First review, Berkshire Eagle, January 8, 2017

Colin Harrington writes, "The main character, Rose, is lovely in every way and her story is spread out for us like an exquisite quilt made by those women who were the fabric of that era. The story of Rose and Newton's elopement is a treasure and the family and town response will make your eyes mist because it is about community and people caring about each other, no matter how much they gossip ...There is an underlying story of community in this novel that just may be slipping away from us now. This novel is a reminiscence and a tribute that is far-reaching ...

Judith Viorst says "Silver Moon" leaves you with a "cozy" feeling. It also takes you through the unfolding of the lives of the town gossip, Rose's recovering alcoholic father, the grieving Uncle Jason and the tragedies that strike Ruthann Harty Chittenden and her husband Joshua. The tough life of 19th century New England farmers is the setting, but amid the long hours of hard work, the families also have fun. The classic storekeeper, ever watchful for Rose's welfare, proves an able conspirator, and Grandmother Jane Hibbard turns out to be more imaginative than her constant use of cliches might indicate. Friendship and family bonds continue to grow in this book.

Published in November 2016, this book completes the trilogy about Rose Hibbard. She and her family are on their own from now on, but this book finds her blissfully married and still coping with the grand and the not so grand on a New England farm in the late 19th century. If you think it's silly that they continue to live and grow and love and die, that just means you've never had a bunch of characters roam around in your brain awhile. They are quite real ...