I'm a playwright, lyricist, poet, and writer of short fiction. For young audiences, my work includes the participation play Don't Sleep Under the Mapou Tree!, lyrics and scenario for the Looking Glass Theatre's production of Jonnycake/Gaspee, and lyrics and co-book for Theatreworks/USA's Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League.
For general audiences, I contributed lyrics to choral pieces, commercials, and the Off-Broadway musical revues Pets! and That's Life!, Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Best Off-Broadway musical. My genre fiction and poetry is in Twisted Cat Tales, Scherehezade's Bequest, Shelter of Daylight, Star*Line, and others, and I'm an Associate Editor for the anthology series Sybil's Garage.
I'm a graduate of Clarion West, one of the founders of the New York City writing group Altered Fluid, and co-host of the Writers Support Group at Tutu's House on Hawaii's Big Island. I live in upcountry Waimea with husband, actor John Sucke, and four gorgeous cats.
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Good news! Two of my poems have been nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Award given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. "closure" is up in the short category and "Ribbons of the Sun" in the long. See the link below to read "Ribbons of the Sun" at Silver Blade. More information when the 2012 Rhysling Anthology is available.
"Ribbons of the Sun" appears in the Fall 2011 edition of Silver Blade
. To read,
I'm in the poetry section of beautiful Coconuts and Pearls,
from The Writers Support Group at Tutu's House. Profits go to Friends
of the Future, Tutu's parent organization. Copies can be ordered
My poem "closure " is in the Autumn 2011 Illumen, a magazine
of speculative poetry.