Books & Writing & Storytelling & Teaching & Art

Published Books

Animals 3D Cover2024 Storytelling World Resource Award: I’m a contributing author to  Animals: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals published by Sacred Stories Publishing, January 11, 2022. My story “Overcoming Fear With Help From the Whales” continues to receive state, national, and international awards.

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Guest on “Mav’s Coffee Clarity” podcast hosted by Denise DiGrigoli — creativity and business intel with humor 2024

Guest on “How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood” podcast “Overcoming Fear with Help from the Whales” 2023

Poet-in-Residence Teaching Artist with Silvermine Art Partners, Bridgeport, CT and Norwalk, CT, 2022 – present

Guest Lecturer ay Baylor University, Waco, TX and The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2023 – present

Writing and Storytelling
Women Tell: Our Stories Through the Decades, Madison, CT 2023

PechaKucha Night Bridgeport, CT, 2023 and 2022

PechaKucha Night Bridgeport, CT, 2021. A fast-paced true story with accompanying slides presented live at an international visual storytelling experience about Reinvention and Discovery. My story was “Creativity is the Mother of Reinvention.”

We Rise: Storytelling Collective, Bridgeport, CT
Mission from their Facebook Page: We feel, we move, we hurt, we laugh, we speak, we share, We Rise! We tell our stories, together. I write and present before live audiences, for We Rise, inspirational, autobiographical stories written to a prompt and delivered in under seven minutes.
September 2023 – The Light
January 2023 – Returns and Refunds
April 2022 – What is Home?
December 2021 – No Time Like the Present
August 2021 – LIT

Select Exhibitions
[Submitting to art exhibitions is currently on hold.]
2022 Shop Swap, East London Printmakers, London, England, Tatiana Mori – juror

2022 Spectrum “Renewal” Contemporary Art Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, James Barron – juror

2021 CWA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT

Priority Prints, MGNE, at Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Poultney, VT

Pic Darien 2021, virtual, Darien, CT

Fairfield County Arts Association, virtual, Fairfield County, CT

Monotype Guild of New England exhibition Unique Impressions Vl at the Zullo Gallery: Center for the Arts in Medfield, MA

Stamford Art Association juried exhibition in the Ferguson Library Gallery, Stamford, CT (award)

Pendle International Print Fest juried exhibition at Pendle Heritage Centre Gallery, UK

Art in the Country juried exhibition, Easton Arts Council, Easton, CT

Center for Contemporary Printmaking members’ exhibition: Branching Out, Norwalk, CT

Fairfield County Arts Association members’ exhibition, Fairfield, CT

 The Sketchbook Project (the largest collection of artist sketchbooks with digital library)
“Haikus of Nature, Family, and Art
Flowers in an Intimate House

The Sketchbook Project
“Haikus of Nature, Family, and Art”
Read all about it in the Fairfield Writer’s Blog and see the exhibit in hundreds of cities.

Blasts from the Past: To see a sampling of my art and graphic design work over the years, click on this video here.

 NaNoWriMo Participant
Read all about it in the Fairfield Writer’s Blog
(December 2012 I Was a Wrimo Again)

NaNoWriMo Participant
Read all about it in the Fairfield Writer’s Blog.
(December 2011 A NaNoWriMo Virgin No More; October 2011 Write a Novel in a Month)

Contributing Author to:
Animals: Personal Encounters With Spirit Animals by Dr. Steven Farmer
Creativity and Wellness Blog
Voices: a Journal of Women’s Wisdom
Fairfield Writer’s Blog
The Write Connexion: Five Key Ingredients for a Successful Social Media Presence

Published Anthologies:
National Library of Poetry, semi-finalist for “Poem for Peace” which is in the permanent collection of the United Nations
Fourth Volume of Connecticut Poets
Writing for Our Lives
In a Different Light

Honors and Awards:
Storytelling World Resource Award 2024
National Federation of Press Women Professional Communications Contest 2023 – First Place and Honorable Mention
Connecticut Press Club Professional Contest 2022 – First Place, First Place, Second Place, Third Place
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Grant
Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award, with Pequot Library, two years
Harvard Medical School’s Continuing Education Book Proposal Contest
Three awards from the American Corporate Identity Association
The World’s Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders of America, Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who in Advertising, Who’s Who in American Education
Head Over Heels: Women Mean Business Radio, guest speaker on Social Media
North American Open Poetry Contest, National Library of Poetry, Semi-finalist, Poem for Peace in permanent United Nations collection
Cited in Connecticut magazine, Experts Name 7 Connecticut Artists Who Are Good Investments

Published Articles:
Hundreds of articles on literature, creativity, health, meditation, dreams, entrepreneurs, humor, intuition, parenting, spirituality, marketing including these:
I Believe in Dreams National Public Radio This I Believe Essay
Changing Lanes
  Daily Health News
Meditation:The Creative Solution  Wings Magazine
Meditation: Is That Sitting and Contemplating?  The Door Opener
Choosing Joy and Humor  Woman Magazine
Dreams Health & Spirit
Nine Ways to Enhance Your Creativity Conscious Living
Creativity Women in Management
Shifting Gears Women in Management
Low Cost Visibility for Your Firm
American Society of Landscape Architects
What Presentation Device to Use and When Encore
Add Interest and Impact to Your Presentation With Slides Encore
Combating Racism Today YWCA Magazine

Published Corporate Communications:
Websites, social media, newsletters, brochures, marketing and public relations in literary, publishing, health, personal development, creative, training, business, academic, and entrepreneurial environments.