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Curriculum Vitae

Novels:
Painting Mercy (newly released, Penmore Press)

Orla’s Canvas (Penmore Press, 2015; Kindle Finalist 2016, National Association of Press Women Prize, 2016; Connecticut Press Club First Prize Novel, 2016) Optioned: The Contessa’s EaselIn Plein Air (Penmore Press)

Plagued (Fireship Press, 2013)

Thirst (Fireship Press, 2012; presently being adapted for the operatic stage by by composer Gerard Chiusano and librettists Robert Cutrofello and Mary Noonan-Chiusano)

Education:
MA, with distinction, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)
BA, magna cum laude, Fairfield University (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Fellowships:
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Solo Writer’s Fellowship (2010)
Innovative Teaching Grants, Chase Collegiate School (2003, 2008)
Faculty Growth Sabbaticals, Chase Collegiate School (2008, 2017)
Wesleyan Writers’ Conference (2008)

Teaching Experience:
Adult learners, college, secondary and middle-school levels
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (University of Connecticut, Waterbury)
Fordham University, Teaching Assistant (Bronx, New York)
Post University (West Hartford campuses)
Chase Collegiate School, English Dept. Chair (Waterbury, CT)
Holy Cross High School (Waterbury, CT)
Georgetown-Visitation Preparatory School (Washington, D. C.)
Trinity High School, formerly Stamford Catholic High School, English Dept. Chair (Stamford, CT)
Waterbury Catholic High School (Waterbury, CT)

Writing Workshops:
EdAdvance (Litchfield, CT)
Italian American Historical Association (Toronto, Canada and New Haven, CT)
Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT)
Fairfield University Alumni Lectures (Fairfield, CT)
Auburn University Writers’ Conference (Auburn, AL)
Career Academy (Waterbury, CT)
University of Connecticut (Waterbury, CT)
Woodland Regional High School (Beacon Falls, CT)
St. John the Evangelist School (Watertown, CT)
Barnes and Noble Booksellers (Waterbury, CT)
Private adult students (Waterbury, CT)

On-site Research and Workshops:
Venice, Florence and Fiesole, Rome, Italy
New Orleans, Louisiana
San Francisco, California

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