The latest news from composer Paola Prestini who was featured on my blog, Marilyn's Mutterings, last fall.


Artist Celeste Roberge, a contributor to my blog series "Why Create,"( has a solo exhibition coming up at Pho Pa Gallery in Portland, Maine. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area.

Composer Paola Prestini, who contributed to my blog series, "Why Create," ( has shared her newsletter with us. To view in a web browser, go to

Pleased to announce that my piece, "Will Someone Please Find My Poulet" (The New Guard, Vol. 5, Fall 2016), has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!


The art of motherfuckitude

An inspiring  new blog post from Brain Pickings

for full blog post go to:

A lovely mention of Bill Moss: Fabric artist & Designer in design new england



Is available in museums and independent bookstores around the country. Friends spotted it at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and MassMoca in Massachusetts and sent these photos in.  It is also available online at

From scout to hermione: Bookworms salute their favorite heroines  


Superheroes, wizards, teachers, troublemakers and ordinary girls — book lovers honored them all on Saturday in a spontaneous celebration via the hashtag #WomenInFiction.

The hashtag appeared to originate Saturday afternoon when Preeti Chhibber, a marketing manager for HarperCollins Children’s Books, began tweeting about strong women writers and beloved women characters.
— Kate Summers-Dawes

Sasha's Advice

My grandaughter reads constantly and her room, the back seat of the car and the kitchen are filled with books so she can always pick one up. I recently gave her and her younger brother memberships to the Book-of-the-Month club. When she received the latest book, this is what she had to say:

Once you get a new book, but you can’t read it yet, DO NOT read the summary!
I just read the summary of the book club book that just arrived, “Charlotte Sometimes” by Penelope Farmer, and I can’t resist reading right now. However, I am trying to reread all 12 novels for the county-wide Battle of the Books competition on March 9, so this exciting book will have to wait. Maybe you can send a message to the book club people and ask them to cover the summaries so I don’t get tempted!
Do you also have this problem (too many good books to read)?
Love you and can’t wait to see you again.


I am thrilled to be working with the Writer's Hotel and will be attending their Masters Class in New York this coming June.  For more information:

And right here in midcoast Maine, my informal writers' group that consists of  Michele Leavitt (, Kathrin Seitz ( and myself, continues to be  a mutually supportive and productive experience.

Photo: Kelsey Floyd

Photo: Kelsey Floyd

Talking about Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, above. And below, at the Portland Library Brown Bag lecture series.




Signings and more signings of Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer.