I teach first-year writing at James Madison University and advise the RhetTech undergraduate journal. In addition, I write non-fiction books for middle school and high school audiences, and literary essays for adults. My favorite professional project was coordinating the publication of the native plant guide, Plant Ridge & Valley Natives: A Gardener's Guide.
I love living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia near the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. I am grounded by watching the small dramas of frogs, bugs, and birds near our backyard pond.
Nature and Environmental Writing
Personal Essays (historical and contemporary)
Vermont College of Fine Art
Creative Non-fiction & Fiction with a smidge of visual poetry
Information Literacy and Media Literacy
Commonplace Books and the History of Reading
Studio Art & English