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Born in Providence, RI, raised in Middlefield (Rockfall) Connecticut. Post High School Education, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT and Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT.
Married, two grown daughters and a granddaughter and grandson.
Lives in Oak Bluffs, MA, on Martha's Vineyard.

Those are the stats. I am a novelist, seven published, one in progress, and a occasional columnist for the Martha's Vineyard Times, writing my column on the writing life, "The Last Word." I invite Goodreads members to check it out.


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I'm sorry it's taken me this long to discover the late great John Gregory Dunne. Now that I have, I can't wait to burrow into his canon.
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