Information about my novel Grand River and Joy
University of Michigan Press
Work available online
When I won second place in the 2011 Glimmer Train Fiction open, for my short story “Angstschweiss” (to be published in 2012), the editors asked me to submit a short essay on craft for their monthly bulletin.
Glimmer Train Fiction, 2011
"On the Promenade Deck," published in Superstition Review: The Online Literary Magazine at Arizona State University. This is my homage to Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain.
Superstition Review, Spring 2010 Issue 5
“Dearest Tabitha,” published in Lost. This is the essay about that broken pot in the upper-right-hand corner of my home page. Before being published in Lost, the essay won second place in the prose series of the Guild Literary Complex.
Lost Magazine Issue 28
Other places where my work has appeared
Interviews and podcasts
“Prosody” with Ellen Wadey
Podcast of episode
The Books for Walls Project
(Even the dog submitted a question.)
Others who have supported or awarded my work
A master photographer who has been documenting beautiful Detroit for decades. The cover photo on Grand River and Joy comes courtesy of Bill.
Center for Yiddish Culture
Sponsor of an annual writing competition that I won several years ago with my essay “Torah Studies.”
Finally, a photographer I feel comfortable with. She took many of the photos that appear on this website. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.806.3221.
My agent at Doe Coover Agency.
This is the person who got me started as a writer.
Hannah Jennings Design
The designer of this website.
Illinois Arts Council
Provides financial and technical assistance to artists (including me, twice), arts organizations, and other community organizations that present arts programming.
An American author and teacher. She was my first writing teacher.
An American novelist and poet.
Literary Rejections on Display
The proprietor of this wonderful website published an interview with me about overcoming rejection.
A novelist, writing instructor, and world traveler.
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
Come to the open mic; second Monday of every month.
A novelist, blogger, and friend. Every summer, we bake blueberry pies for our muses.
Poznak Law Firm
For all your legal needs
An artists’ colony in Lake Forest, Illinois.
A filmmaker and digital storyteller.
An American author.
Former owner of the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, located near Grand River and Joy Road.
A writer and clinical psychologist who specializes in helping clients discover and develop their creative gifts.
Sweetwater Fiction Series
Published by University of Michigan Press.
University of Michigan
The university chose Grand River and Joy as the 2010 summer book for incoming freshmen.
Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
The largest labor archive in North America. This is where I did archival research for my novel.
S. L. Wisenberg
A/k/a Cancer Bitch and one of my former writing teachers. She taught me about creative nonfiction.
Some current and former clients
I work full time as a self-employed editor.
"Your average literate litter lady"
The Wednesday Journal article about my weekly practice of litter collection.
The Book Table
My local independent book store.
The handiest, most attractive reusable bags imaginable. These bags appear as backgrounds and borders on the pages of my website.
American short story writer, poet, and political activist.
This is where I get Vetiver, my favorite scent.
My favorite scent.