notes-514998_1920Hi, there!

I’m Liz, and I make my living with words, one way or another!

I am an educator, first and always, teaching and tutoring a wide variety of students.  I am also a poet, a patient “workshopper”, and a general guide to Writing The Things Quite Well.

Keep an eye on this spot for developments! There’s always something going on.  Normally I’m stuck jetting around from one campus to another, but there’s an awful lot in between.


I have an MA in English and at this rate (my goodness) 5+ years teaching/tutoring a variety of learners.  I have extensive experience with diverse student populations and students with various cognitive challenges and knowledge gaps.

Samples of Work:

You can listen to my (all too sparsely produced) podcast here on Soundcloud:  The Purecast.

Contributions to Passaic County Community College’s Writing Center Blog:

“How to Have Ideas”

“Why fight the phone?  Using tech to compliment instruction”

“Talking Words Vs. Writing Words”

“Wordplay I: Verb!  That’s What’s Happening!”

“Rules for Writing”

“#Writing Advice: #Motivation and #Empowerment”

Other Work:

Posts on BlogHer.com (frugality, employment)

The Diamond Lens: Sex and Spectacle in 19th Century Speculative Fiction

The Thinking 30something: Thoughts from the ever-expanding kids’ table

 Independent Scholarship on Academia.edu


My non-writerly interests include going home and not leaving, making jewelry, discussing my pets’ tracts, and reasserting how much I love wine.

Seems like there’s a whole lot of nothing here, doesn’t it?  The truth is I’m always doing something with words: writing, and revising.  Also, there is what I lovingly refer to as “speed teaching”, which is tutoring to you mere mortals.

I like people to leave my presence knowing at least one more thing than when they entered it.

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