I grew up here, in an apartment over my family's restaurant, "Scully's," in the small town of Sparrowbush, New York, with my parents and four siblings. The restaurant is now is gone, having been replaced by a parking lot for big yellow school buses.

My mother was trained as a nurse, and eventually I became a nurse and later a doctor. Eventually, however, I wanted most to be a writer.

The talented and generous faculty and students at Vermont College of Fine Arts taught me the skills I needed to become a writer and I began to write poetry and prose. My publications can be found by clicking on CV.