As a writer, a teacher, and as an editor, I am hoping to connect with kindred spirits through this website. It’s also my way to stay in touch with my students, past and present, and with writing colleagues, agents and editors. I want to know what you are doing, what you are writing and publishing, and wish to keep you informed of my own doings.


My memoir, Only You will be published as a second edition in Spring of 2019 by Sunbury Press. The book was originally published in April 2014 by Oak Tree Press.  A minimum of Oak Tree copies are available at Locally, the book is available at Bookhampton, Southampton Books, A Tale of Two Sisters Bookshop in Montauk, and at Canio’s and the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor. It also can be borrowed from many Suffolk County libraries.

You can also look at my Book page on this website.

I am working on a sequel to this memoir. Another one, set in the mid to late 1970s, called Dancing Hussy, may be subtitled: How I Took Up Belly Dancing, Escaped the Suburbs and Started a New Life.

See Read My Work for the published (title) excerpt.

Contact me and let me know if you want to see other information on this website that may be useful to you and to others.

Please read my Bio, Facts of (My) Life, Teaching, and Read my Work. These categories should tell you everything you want to know and more about this teacher/writer person, Eileen.

Under Read My Work you will find my personal essay “Words, Glorious Words”, which says it all about why and how I became a writer. I hope you’ll look for it.

I add newly published material and update a Newsletter quarterly that has news about my Teaching and my students.

Click here to email Eileen.


We’ll be back at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton for a spring memoir writing workshop on Tuesday, April 23. The classes will run for six weeks, ending on May 28, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. The fee is $75; call the library to sign up at 631-537-0015.

Teaching Schedule:

On Tuesday, July 11, from 5-7 p.m. we’ll hold classes in memoir and personal essay at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. The six-week series ends on August 15 and is open to all, with a class limit of 10. The fee is $75, and you can register by calling 631-537-0015.

Our memoir writing workshop will return on Thursday, July 20, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Connetquot Library in Bohemia. This four-week summer series will end on August 10. Classes are for area residents only, with a class limit of 12, and there is no fee. Call
631-567-5079 to register.