I have done developmental editing this summer on many full-length manuscripts. There’s nothing as satisfying as watching the work grow stronger and more self-assured. I’ve also been busy teaching fiction writing to someone who holds three Master’s degrees and memoir writing to a lawyer.

Karen McIntyre, a student I’ve worked with in Writers Studio classes and one-on-one, is a two-time finalist for the Lascaux Prize: 2015 and 2019. She wrote me after the first announcement: “This was the first story…that feels emotionally resolved and complete. And that was all to your credit for guiding me.” The new story, “Black Velvet Band,” will appear in the 2019 Lascaux Anthology.

Rachel Talbot submitted her first story ever and placed in the top 20 in the prestigious Nimrod contest.

Long Division, a poetry chapbook by M. Nicole Wildhood, is available from Finishing Line Press.

Concepción and the Baby Brokers and Other Stories Out of Guatemala, a story collection by Deborah Clearman, was published in 2017 by Rain Mountain Press.

The Jane Austen Project, a literary time-travel novel by New York Times editor Kathleen Flynn, was published by HarperCollins in 2017. thejaneaustenproject.com

A memoir by pioneering feminist economist Myra Strober called Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others) was published by MIT Press in 2016. www.myrastrober.com

Sally Turner’s first novella, The Pleasure of Your Company (2015), is available in paperback at Amazon and Kindle. Kirkus gave the novella a positive Indie review.

And my former Writers Studio student Marianne Gambaro has a chapbook called Do NOT Stop for Hitchhikers out from Finishing Line Press.