I've been an educator for twenty years. I've taught English composition, literature, and creative writing in community colleges. I've tutored and facilitating workshops across a range of disciplines.

I'm the author of the award-winning novel, Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein, about Mary Shelley. It's the first book in a literary quartet, La Belle Quartet, about the Romantic Movement. The 2nd book is The Appassionata, set in 19th century Paris. The 3rd is Sans Merci, set among the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of England. The 4th book, Point of Deparutre, follows Romaniticism into the counterculture of the Sixties in San Francisco.

Among "the Bay Area's best & the brightest"
—Sue Gilmore, San Jose Mercury News


  • Ph.D. Humanities
    Concentration: Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness.
    California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA. 2002.
  • MA Special Major Masters in English
    Concentration: Computer Application in The Writing Process
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. 1988.
  • BA Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
    Concentration: World Literature and Creative Writing.
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. 1982.

Specialty Training in Literature & Language Arts

  • Oxford English Literature Summer Programme for Teachers
    Exeter College, University of Oxford. Oxford, England.  2004.
  • Arvon Foundation Professional Fiction Writers Programme
    Advanced Fiction. Totleigh Barton House, Devon, England.  2004.
  • National Writing Project Teacher Consultant Certificate
    Puget Sound Branch, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1995.
  • Irish Literature and Fiction Writing, Summer Program
    Galway University, Galway, Ireland.  1992.
  • Teacher Consultant Certificate: Computers & Writing
    Michigan Technological University, MI. 1990

Teaching Credentials

  • California Community College Instructor Credential. Language Arts & Literature. (#356754). Awarded September 7, 1988.
  • California K-12 Emergency Permit Credential for subsitute teaching. Awarded July, 2010.

Community Service

Awards & Recognition

    2010 Writing Women Back into History
    National Women's Political Caucus of Mendocino County
    As part of Women's History Month, March, 2010
    2009 Northern California Book Award in Fiction
    Northern California Book Reviewers Association, San Francisco
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein
    2009 Fiction Award
    Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    The Appassionata (manuscript)
    2008 Book of the Year Award for Historical Fiction
    ForeWords Magazine, BookExpo America, New York City
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein
    2008 “Indie” Book Award for Historical Fiction

    Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein
    2007 Fiction Award
    San Francisco Writers Conference
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein (manuscript)
    2007 Chief Al Nelder Literary Prize
    Komenar Publishing, San Francisco
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein (manuscript)
    2004 Fiction Award
    Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein (manuscript)
    1999 For Academic Achievement
    International Society for the Systems Sciences
    Conference Paper: The Emergent Feminine: A Cosmological Inquiry into the Role of the Feminine in the Evolution of the Universe

Molly's CV/Resume (pdf)

When I'm not writing or attending to the business of being alive, I can usually be found playing with my two Maine Coon cats (Pele and Selene), curled up with a good book, or walking the headlands of the Mendocino, California coast where I live.

Services Offered

  • Consultation: fiction & nonfiction
  • Tutoring: writing, English, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Manuscripts: Evaluation & Editing
  • Test Preparation: SAT, GRE & CBEST (reading & writing)
  • Consultation: Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters
  • Home Schooling
  • Web Design: Websites, Blogs & OWLS
  • Graphic Design: Promotional & Educational brochures, newsletters


Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein

Requiem is brilliantly written. I always enter a new novel hoping that it will be good. This one surpassed my hopes. The story was excellent, the execution of the plot was riveting, and the writing impeccable. Wow… what an exciting read. —Justine Willis Toms, Co-founder, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network


GLOWING! Molly gave one of the best, most articulate presentations about writing I have ever experienced, at any venue. I highly recommend her to writers’ groups and as a conference keynote. Her perspective is very grounding, informative, inspiring, and current. Write on! —Cindy Pavlinac, Vice President, California Writers Club Marin Branch