Hello to all the ’09ers out there! These past dozen years since graduation have contained multitudes globally, locally, and personally, I’m sure. Yet this column has not seen a lot of action in that time! So, here’s hoping we can begin to change that together.
For my part, since graduation I’ve earned an MA in English from UMaine (2011) and an MFA in fiction writing from Notre Dame (2013). In 2019 I married fellow UMaine alum Kevin Foss ’96, which makes us a Bear Pair! We live in Maine with an orange and white cat whom we love very much.
I’ve also been working quietly and diligently on writing projects since graduation. In 2018 I was lucky enough to sign with a literary agent, and in 2019 I sold my debut thriller to Sourcebooks. That book, Dark Things I Adore, will be published this fall, on September 14, 2021! It’s taken a lot of work and “stick-to-itiveness” to get to this point, and I am beyond excited to share it with the world.
Here’s what we know Is happening with other 2009 classmates:
Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop had surgery on his knee last fall, which sidelined him while he recovered.
Tim Berrigan ’11G, a hockey player in his high school days, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, as a literacy advisor at a Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Center. Some of his poems have recently been published in such places as Columbia Journal, Really System, and The Scores.
Professor of language and literature at Cape Cod Community College, Rebecca Griffin G, also serves as the faculty advisor to CCCC’s student literary and arts magazine Sea Change. She and her spouse, Michael T. Fournier ’10G, play music together in their spare time.
In other news, Zack Frechette was elected president and CEO of United Insurance last December.
How about the rest of you? I know there must be location moves, jobs, hobbies, marriages, children, accomplishments, reminiscences, and other items to share, and I’d love to hear about them! Please share your news.