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What do you get when you cross a writer and a dog trainer?



I have three published novels: Not the End of the World ("An extraordinary achievement..." Joan Didion); The Shadow of Desire ("Memorable and powerful.." Fay Weldon); and One Good Thing ("Surreal, smashing stuff..." London Mirror). My short stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Florida Review, Cottonwood, Modern Maturity, Country Living, Chronogram, Our Town and other publications.

I've received grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Barbara Demming Memorial Fund, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, VCCA, the Milay Colony for the Arts, and Ragdale. 

I've taught writing at the University of Oregon and the 92nd St. Y in New York City. I currently work with select private students. For information about private tutorials and manuscript critiques, click on the link below.

After 30 years in publishing, I went back to school to study Animal Behavior and now I'm a dog trainer too. I work with the Behavioral Sciences Team of the ASPCA and with private clients. Check out my website: www.secondactdogtraining.com 


Critique (21.5 KB)