Writers’ Pages

  • Robert Ackerman Bob Ackerman - A New York University grad. (BFA,Film/TV) and veteran of twenty plus years in video and electronic media production as a writer/director, Bob Ackerman transitioned to fiction writing in 2010. His first novel Saskett’s Escape – a supernatural thriller set on a remote New England island was inspired by his years as a homeowner on Cape Cod. He currently resides in Rehoboth (continued...)
  • Mary Jo Balistreri Mary Jo Balistreri - Mary Jo began performing on the piano at age three under the tutelage of her grandmother,  a renowned pianist and choral director. Mary Jo’s parents were also performers so first memories were of music. She continued concertizing into her children’s high school years, switching by then to the harpsichord—a life-long dream to play Bach’s music (continued...)
  • Rich Barnett Rich Barnett - Rich Barnett was born in Miami and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He shuttles between his work for an environmental think tank in Washington, DC, and his home in Rehoboth Beach, DE. He writes the popular “Camp Stories” column in the magazine Letters from CAMP Rehoboth and is author of “Rehomo Beach,” a mobile (continued...)
  • Sarah Barnett Sarah Barnett - Sarah Barnett is vice president of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild and enjoys leading the weekly Saturday FreeWrite! She began her professional life teaching junior high mathematics. Then began a period Barnett refers to as “killing myself by degrees.” When her children reached adolescence, she went to library school for her mental health. She thought (continued...)
  • DorseyButterbaugh Dorsey Butterbaugh - Dorsey Butterbaugh has his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a MBA from Loyola College in Maryland. He has worked as a physician assistant for over 36 years. He has also been in management and consulting in the medical field. He has been involved behind the scenes in local politics in Baltimore and (continued...)
  • Rob Burns Rob Burns - Rob Burns has spent the past thirty years writing technical manuals and teaching composition, and has a MFA degree in fiction from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Air Math is his first novel. He lives on the eastern shore of Maryland with his wife, Pru, and two cats, Devlin and Ramsay. He is working (continued...)
  • Terri Clifton Terri Clifton - Terri Clifton is a Delaware native who lives on a historic farm at the edge of the Delaware Bay where she and her husband, wildlife artist Richard Clifton, raised two sons and built the Gallery at Eastwind. Art, travel and children coalesced into volunteerism in children’s literacy issues and activities that eventually led back to (continued...)
  • Gail Braune Comorat Gail Braune Comorat - Gail Braune Comorat taught in private schools in New Castle and Sussex County for thirty years. A founding member of RBWG, she served as Secretary and Vice President. Her short stories and poetry have been published in Delaware Beach Life, damselfly press, Apple Valley Review, Gargoyle, Adanna, and various anthologies. She’s been chosen by the (continued...)
  • Billie Criswell - Billie Criswell is a columnist, blogger and freelance writer from the Bethany Beach area. She specializes in a number of subjects including food, lifestyle and women’s issues. For many years, Billie preferred the performance side of the writing experience. She enjoyed many lead roles from Shakespearean leads like Juliet to musical leads like Adelaide in (continued...)
  • Meg Ellacott Meg Ellacott - Meg Ellacott, born and raised on Long Island, New York spent most of her adult life in the Washington, DC area. Meg has published several articles in various trade magazines, crafted press releases, written promotional copy (for print and web,) and written several magazine articles for animal rescue and other non-profits. She has also helped (continued...)
  • Irene Fick Irene Fick - Irene Fick’s nonfiction has been published in magazines and newspapers in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and Tampa.   During the past two years, her poetry has been published in Philadelphia Stories; The Broadkill Review; Adanna Literary Journal; The Avocet; Third Wednesday; and No Place Like Here: An Anthology of Southern Delaware Poetry & Prose.  A former (continued...)
  • Maribeth Fischer Maribeth Fischer - Maribeth Fischer is the author of The Language of Goodbye (Dutton 2001), awarded Virginia Commonwealth University’s First Novel Award for 2002. Fischer’s second novel, The Life You Longed For (Simon & Schuster, 2007), an April 2007 BookSense Notable Book and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection, has sold in five countries and was cited by The (continued...)
  • Don Flood Don Flood - My writing career began at age five. I recall sitting at my father’s typewriter, writing an action-packed news story about a truck crashing into a building. Fire! Screams! Panic in the streets! The story was notable for two reasons. First, this was before I learned to read and write, so my “story” must have consisted (continued...)
  • Patricia L. Goodman Patricia L. Goodman - Patricia L. Goodman is a widowed mother and grandmother and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wells College with a B. A. in Biology. Her life has consisted of running an internationally known horse business with her orthodontist husband on their farm in Chadds Ford, PA; accompanying her husband on hunting trips around the world (continued...)
  • Lisa Graff Lisa Graff - Ms. Graff is an accomplished essayist and journalist and has published over 50 articles. Lisa honed her journalism skills in the early nineties, publishing numerous articles about people, places and the neighborhood news in the Gaithersburg Gazette “My Father’s Death from Alcohol” appeared in 1990 in Woman’s World Magazine. Four personal essays in the Washington Post include, “No teacher (continued...)
  • Fran Hasson Fran Hasson - Fran Hasson lives in Fenwick Island. She moved here from Germany after retiring from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in 2006 to be closer to her younger son and mother. Her older son lives in Europe, and the only way to live equidistant from them was to settle in the Azores, so she chose (continued...)
  • Steve Hayes Stephen Hayes - Steve Hayes grew up in Delaware and spent much of his youth sailing the bay waters of the Chesapeake.  After college, he joined the Navy and served in Vietnam for two years.  Upon his return to the U.S., he began a career in international development and public relations.  Steve managed the public relations departments at (continued...)
  • Crystal Heidel Crystal Heidel - Crystal Heidel is a freelance graphic designer by trade who divides her time between writing, reading, and cooking exotic dinners with her best friend while catching the latest episodes of AMC’s The Walking Dead. She likes to observe award-winning movies and successful television shows for the conciseness of dialogue and the use of smash cuts (continued...)
  • Frank Hopkins Frank Hopkins - Frank Hopkins lived in Queens and Long Island, New York while attending Hofstra University in the 1960s, the location and time period of Unplanned Choices. He became involved in writing while earning his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He held the position of Associate Professor at the State University of New York (continued...)
  • Maureen Dyer Ickrath Maureen Dyer Ickrath - Maureen Dyer Ickrath was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, spending summers at the beach in Breezy Point. After moving to Maryland with her husband, Hugh, she graduated from the University of Maryland University College. She spent most of her adult life in suburban Maryland as a graphic artist and then marketing coordinator for (continued...)
  • Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll - Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll lives with her husband outside Hockessin, Delaware, just a few miles from where she grew up. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, is retiring this summer after many years as a piano teacher, and has four gorgeous grandchildren. Wendy’s book Grace Only Follows (March Street Press) won first prize in (continued...)
  • Fay Jacobs Fay Jacobs - Fay, a native New Yorker, spent 30 years in Washington, DC working in journalism, public relations and theater. She is the publisher of A&M Books, a successor to the legendary Naiad Press. Her first book, As I Lay Frying – a Rehoboth Beach Memoir (2004) is in its 3rd printing. A second essay collection, Fried (continued...)
  • Ethan Joella Ethan Joella - Ethan Joella is Associate Professor of English at Albright College where he teaches creative writing and literature. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in The Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Anthology (forthcoming), Best New Writing 2008, The International Fiction Review, The American, The Collagist, Journal of Microliterature, SNReview, Perigee, Tiferet, Product, and Paradigm. He (continued...)
  • Shelley Kahn Shelley Kahn - Shelley Kahn is employed in federal service as a civil rights attorney. She lives most of the time in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., but her heart is pulled in the direction of the Delaware coast. One of her many passions in life has been to write poetry about everything she has observed in nature, (continued...)
  • Bruce Krug Bruce Krug - Bruce Krug is a Delaware native and has been writing for fun, and sometimes profit, ever since his eleventh grade English teacher insisted he read his short story assignment in front of the entire class.  More recently, Bruce’s short stories have taken prizes in writing competitions. Currently releasing a collection of short stories as an (continued...)
  • JB Lawrence JB Lawrence - JB Lawrence is a woodworker by trade, but prefers to spend his time writing fiction, writing and performing music, and practicing Yoga. He has an MA degree from the University of Baltimore, where he studied creative writing and book making under the tutelage of the likes of Kendra Kopelke. Cursed with a massive love and (continued...)
  • Priscilla Nemeth Priscilla Nemeth - Until Halloween Day 2012, when she retired, Priscilla Nemeth had spent 28 years at the American Federation of Teachers’ national headquarters in Washington, D.C., as a reporter, editor and communicator. While there, she wrote hundreds of articles about teachers, nurses, retirees, and about education and healthcare. Prior to working at the AFT, she was a (continued...)
  • Joe-Redden Joseph Redden - Joseph Redden earned an associate degree in photography from Cecil Community College, North East, Maryland, and a BA in journalism at the University of Delaware in Newark.  He was a photographer/reporter for two Delaware newspapers. In 1996, Redden started a home-based business called Foto Doctor, specializing in digitally restoring old and damaged photographs.  He also (continued...)
  • Ann Revere Reed Ann Revere Reed - Ann Revere Reed is a native of Rehoboth Beach and currently lives in Lewes. One of five siblings, she grew up with salt air in her lungs, the sound of the ocean in her ears, and sand between her toes. After existing inland while attending college and for the first few years of her Information (continued...)
  • 2013.08.31.me.cropped Steve Robison - Steve Robison, an active member in the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, exercises both the left and right sides of his brain, melding creativity in his writing, photography, and design with technical skill in computers, computer programming, and website development and management. His passion is in utilizing technology in the sharing of art and writing through (continued...)
  • NancySakaduski Nancy Sakaduski - Nancy Day Sakaduski writes for children and adults and has 17 published books, the most recent of which is Managing Volunteers: How to Maximize Your Most Valuable Resource. One of her children’s books, Passport to History: Ancient Greece, was named best social studies book by the Society of School Librarians International and “Mapping the Mind,” which (continued...)
  • Nancy Powichroski Sherman Nancy Powichroski Sherman - Nancy Powichroski Sherman was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and swore she’d never leave. Things change, and now she’s delighted to be living in Lower Slower Delaware. For 32 years, she taught composition, literature, and theatre for Baltimore County Public Schools; in the final third of her career, she designed and ran the magnet (continued...)
  • Susan Sutphin Susan Sutphin - Susan Sutphin is a freelance writer/editor living in Millsboro, Delaware. She has written more than ten books on subjects as diverse as computers and computer programming, satellite technology, biomedical instrumentation, astronomy and telescopes, heats pumps, and plumbing. On request from the publisher, the plumbing book was written under a male pseudonym because, as the publisher (continued...)
  • Carl Thompson Carl F. Thompson Jr. -   Mr. Thompson is a short-story writer who lives with his wife Patricia in Annandale, Virginia, and at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His stories have appeared in The Potomac Review, The William and Mary Review, descant, The MacGuffin, The New Orphic Review, Phantasmagoria, Thema, Thin Air, and elsewhere. In 2011, Stories OFF the Garden Path, a (continued...)
  • Jim Van Loozen Jim Van Loozen - Though he now lives in Central Florida with wife Diane and cats Sawyer and Lilly, Jim Van Loozen is an active member and contributor to RBWG and a disciple of Maribeth Fischer. His first novel A Ghost of a Chance: The Haunting of Detective Tory Alston has been self-published through iUniverse, and his second, Coming (continued...)
  • Katherine Winfield Katherine Winfield - Katherine Winfield is a seventh generation Washingtonian, but currently resides on a farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has been writing for over thirty years while running a business with her husband, raising three children, teaching dance and caring for countless animals. Katherine grew up in a large extended family, surrounded by artists, (continued...)