“Kent Island, The Land That Once Was Eden”

ISBN 0-938420-84-4 Maryland Historical Society Press 2002
This blend of history and memory began as my thesis project
in the Master of Liberal Arts program at Johns Hopkins University.

Available for purchase at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Johns Hopkins University
Press (use the search box at: or in the lobby of the
Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore.

“The Marlborough” & “Divine Intervention”

In 2007 I was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in the playwriting category for “The Marlborough” a screenplay which loosely chronicled my adventures in 1960’s Baltimore & friendship with future John Waters’ star Divine.

I have now written “Divine Intervention” a memoir that is more of a deep dive into that story, speaking of my childhood in East Baltimore, my break with my parents and subsequent move downtown. There I met a group of eccentric and extraordinary friends including Glenn Milstead (the soon-to-be-famous Divine), designer Van Smith, director John Waters and a host of actors and students who provided fun and adventure as well as support for my freedom and growth. I’ve included two excerpts from that manuscript — the first from my childhood experience, the second about my move to the once-grand Marlborough and subsequent meeting with Divine.

Read Excerpts: Kent Island / Divine Intervention