I feel like my life is constantly in revision, hence the title of the blog. I am in the middle writing something; poetry, essays, novels, etc. I am in the middle of school. I am in the middle of parenting two young adults who are on the cusp of making their own life decisions. I am always in the middle and that’s just fine with me.
I spent 11 years covering community news in Southeast Michigan where I earned several Michigan Press Association and National Newspaper Association awards for column writing. Now, I teach college writing and am working toward secondary education certification in English and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I am also at work on pitching my first novel as well as developing my first poetry collection. My poems have appeared in Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems, Hip Mama Magazine (as Cristina Trapani Peck), Mamazine.com, Driftwood, Writers Reading at Sweetwaters Anthology, and Paterson Literary Review. When I’m not in the middle of all that, I can occasionally be found baking something, knitting something, or hiking with my two 100-pound poochies.