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Works and Awards



A woman's indictment for murder in the death of a man on a horse drawn street car in Utica NY seemed an open and shut case for hanging. But when the Governor and State Attorney general offered special assistance to the prosecution they initiated doubt.

Josephine's long buried tale fell into my lap in the form of an 1872 newspaper. Uncovering the full extent of her story became a game of hid and seek research that ultimately revealed a woman of brilliance and courage. She is one of most astounding characters of the 19th century. Yet, the issues that plagued her 140 years ago continue to make headlines with the media today.

Sand Castle Poetry (1992)

A book of children's rhymes and illustrations, highlighting thoughts and actions enjoyed by children from all segments of society.


Won the 32nd Annual Genesee Valley PennySaver Pen-a-Poem Contest in 2017: "The Trunk"

Prizewinning Finalist 2016 Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest: "Five in the Fifth"