Writer Resumé

Full-Time Employment

2018-Present
Creative Writing Instructor
The Writers Circle
South Orange, NJ

I teach various creative writing classes and workshops for children (grades 1-12) and a Creating Kid-Lit class for adults. Private and small group instruction is also available. You should totally sign up for one of my classes, by the way. I’m fun! Check out The Writers Circle website for more information.

2015-Present
Freelance Writer and Editor

I am available for wide variety of writing projects including but not limited to: website copy, press releases, blog posts, and news and feature stories. I am also qualified to edit and copyedit client manuscripts. Questions? Write me a note!

2004 – 2015
Editor, The Lawrentian
The Lawrenceville School
Lawrenceville, NJ

Editor and primary writer for The Lawrentian, The Lawrenceville School’s quarterly alumni magazine. During my tenure the magazine won 15 awards for editing, writing, design, and overall excellence.

1999 – 2004
Director of Communications
Morristown-Beard School
Morristown, NJ

Editor, writer, and art director for The Crimson, the school’s alumni magazine, which won a Gold and two Silver awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Wrote all school press releases as well as news content for the school’s website and email newsletter.

1997 – 1999
Journalist
North Jersey Newspapers
Butler, NJ

Reported on the communities of Wanaque, West Milford, and Ringwood, NJ, for the North Jersey Herald and News and Suburban Trends. Wrote extensively on local government, school systems, crime, as well as a wide spectrum of feature stories.

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Selected Publications and Honors
(Note: This is an incomplete list from 2009 to the present. Additional credits will be  provided upon request.)

2019
Scampers Things Like a Scientist (children’s book)
Dawn Publications/Sourcebooks
Winner: Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award for Excellence in Children’s Books (2020)
Official Selection for Literati Kids subscription box (2021)
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Prince Not-So Charming: Toad You So (children’s book)
Macmillan
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Prince Not-So Charming: Wild Wild Quest (children’s book)
Macmillan
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2018
Everybody’s Favorite Book (children’s book)
Macmillan
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Prince Not-So Charming: Once Upon a Prank (children’s book)
Macmillan
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Prince Not-So Charming: Her Royal Slyness (children’s book)
Macmillan
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Prince Not-So Charming: The Dork Knight (children’s book)
Macmillan
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Prince Not-So Charming: Happily Ever Laughter (children’s book)
Macmillan
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2016
“A Bad Sport” (personal essay)
Clover: A Literary Rag, December 2016

“Short Fuse” (personal essay)
Clover: A Literary Rag, June 2016
2017 Pushcart Prize nominee

2015
“When His Wife’s Away, Christmas Elf He’ll Play” (essay)
The Boston Globe Magazine, December 4, 2015

“Harold’s Hat” (fiction)
Highlights for Children, July 2015

2014
“Failure Ain’t Fatal” (personal essay)
Blood on the Floor: How Writers Survive Rejection (anthology)
Joshua Daniel Cochran, ed.
Cairn Press
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“Harold’s Hat”
Winner: 2014 Highlights Fiction Contest
Published in Highlights July 2015

“I Do! (But I’m Doing It My Way.)” (magazine feature)
The Lawrentian
Award of Excellence: Feature Writing
APEX Awards

2012
Sarah Gives Thanks (children’s book)
Albert Whitman and Company
Amelia Bloomer List Selection (2013)
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“The Digital Distraction” (magazine feature)
The Lawrentian
Silver Award: Best Article of the Year, Independent Schools
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Circle of Excellence Awards

“The Digital Distraction” (magazine feature)
The Lawrentian
Award of Excellence: Feature Writing
APEX Awards

2011
The Buffer (ten-minute play)
Winner: Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 12th Annual New Play Contest
Minneapolis, MN
Published by JD Drama Publishing

Salesmanship (one-minute play)
Semifinalist: In A New York Minute Play Competition
New York, NY

2010
“Black and White and Dead All Over” (magazine feature)
The Lawrentian
Award of Excellence: Feature Writing
APEX Awards

The Rate of Exchange (ten-minute play)
Winner: St. Mary’s Hall Spring Shorts Festival
San Antonio, TX

2009
The Lawrentian
Gold Award: Excellence in Alumni Magazines (four-color)
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

“Farmer’s Market” (magazine feature)
The Lawrentian
Grand Award Winner: Feature Writing
APEX Awards

Blots (ten-minute play)
Winner: Atwater Playhouse One-Act Play Competition
Los Angeles, CA