SweetCake cover
2018
Monoprints and text, 14 pages
18x12 inches

This artist book is based on the ancient Mesopotamian goddess Inanna, also known as Ishtar.

SweetCake, pages 3 & 4

The terracotta image I saw of her in the Louvre was one of many made from a mold that was originally used to bake ritual sweet cakes. I have since made many hundreds of monotypes of the goddess, from my own 'print mold.'

SweetCake, pages 7 & 8

I chose 12 original monotypes for this book. Text from rock’n roll love songs embellish each print, marrying contemporary words to the ancient goddess.

The Sperlonga Story
2013
Mixed media, 12 page puzzle book

I spent a beautiful summer month in Italy with my then 13 year-old daughter. She was the only redhead in Sperlonga, a beach town. It was an affectionate time for us, since she was still a child yet a bit of a teenager and didn't mind me holding her in my arms in the sea like a baby.

Heavenly Arm Octopus
2018
Woodcut prints, stitching & text
5x17 inches

A fold-open, long book made from strips of wood block prints sewn together and illuminated with text from Lou Reed's song "Heavenly Arms."

Otranto Journal
2014
Pennsylvania English
2017

Cover art of literary journal (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) features detail of my stitched monotype, Jael Kills Sisera.

Interim
2018

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Cover art for literary journal (University of Las Vegas) features a photograph of my Vestal Virgin Skin.

Kestrel
2018

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Cover art for literary journal (Fairmount University, West Virginia) features detail of my stitched monotype, Last Days of Pompeii.

The Virgin Knows (novel)
1995 & 2008
St Martin's Press

Art theft-sibling rivalry novel, hardcover and paperback.

"...a comic opera involving Vatican smuggling, fraternal twins, soul travel, virginity, sex and money."

The Fiddle Case (novel)
2008
Gate Press

Coming-of-age novel about friendship, healing, and abandonment, set in the lively folk music scene of the early 70s.

American Women Italian Style (non-fiction)
2011
Forham University Press

Compilation editor, with Carol Albright