• Former Bay Weekly editor and publisher
For 28 years, I brought the stories of Chesapeake Country to the pages of our independent, family-owned news and feature weekly. Since January, 2020, Bay Weekly has been in the capable hands of Chesapeake Bay Media.
I've discovered, reported and written thouands of stories chronicling four decades of American history in the making
• Mentor: teacher and editor
I've guided thousands to fluency, hundreds to publication
Recently I've turned my mastery of the craft to recounting family history as narrative for a magazine article and a book in progress.
Read my recent piece in Kentucky Monthly -- Am Liking This Life Just Fine -- based on a young soldier's letters 100 years ago to ,y cousin Cora, a country school teacher in Calhoun County, Illinois.
What's New —New Bay Books. Our brand new publishing house, bringing together Chesapeake Bay readers and writers. Coming soon: Arpeggio of Redwings by Audrey Scharmen, A collection of sixty encounters with Chesapeake Bay nature to take as seasonal tonics to refresh your notion of what kind of place this world is.