When I’m not writing or chasing down Peaks Island authors and their doings, I’m either keeping up with my full-time job as Director of Communications & Government Relations for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine or consulting for businesses, non-profit organizations, museums, and public schools.
Whether it’s writing fiction or non-fiction, or rustling around in the archives, what I love to do is recover hidden stories in the past and present. When I need a break from that, I’m either motoring around the coves of Casco Bay, running island trails, or swooshing down Maine’s ski slopes seeking a rush of Arctic air.
You can explore some of my writing online:
- Timberwind Comes Home (Portland Magazine, 2018)
- Reflecting on a Life of Anti-Poverty Work (Saint Joseph’s College Magazine, 2018)
- Journey of Discovery (Portland Magazine Summerguide, 2017)
- Heeding the Inner Call (Saint Joseph’s College Magazine, 2017)
- Vangel Cotsis on Education as the Lifeblood of Community (Postscripts Magazine)
- A Streetcar Named Narcissus (Portland Magazine Summerguide 2014)
- Meet the Other Pearys (Portland Magazine, 2011)
- Objects of Pain, Objects of Power (Columbia Magazine, 2011)
- Snow Queen: A Woman in Full, Portland Magazine, March 2009
Sample Academic Articles, Chapters, and Books
- Homemaking, Snowbabies, and the Search for the North Pole (in “North by Degree: New Perspectives on Arctic Exploration,” Lightning Rod Press, American Philosophical Society).
- Josephine Diebitsch Peary, Journal Arctic, March 2009
- Voices of a Thousand People: The Makah Cultural and Research Center (University of Nebraska Press book, 2001)
- Making the Bed One More Time: From an Official Empty Nester
- Writing through Pain and Writing from a Breathless Moment (Peaks Island Press articles)
Cultural History Articles
- E-articles about Wabanaki Native American peoples of Maine
- E-articles about the forced eviction of the mixed-heritage community on Malaga Island, Maine
- E-articles about Maine’s ongoing connection to its own history in the Civil War
I hope that Peaks Island Press will help you identify “things to do on Peaks Island” and “things to do in Maine.”