writer, author. Here's my stuff.

About Me

My bio

I write creative nonfiction (CNF) and poetry from Washington State. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review, Red Fez, A Quiet Courage, Scary Mommy, and elsewhere (see full list of publications below). My in-progress memoir was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association (PNWA) in 2017. Themes in my writing include motherhood, personal growth, loss, social justice, and complex relationships. 


Other than that, most of my time is spent fantasizing about being interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.


My writing roots

I've always had a rich internal world. When I was in 3rd grade I won a young author award for a short story titled The Gingerbreads. Buoyed by early literary success, I followed it up with a sequel, The Cake with the Gingerbreads. As I got older, life got in the way, and I stepped away from writing. I'd come back to it intermittently, then drift away again. I was 35 when my son was born, and new, albeit reluctant, motherhood gave me plenty of material. I stopped flirting with writing and got serious. I started calling myself a writer. I went to workshops and readings. I met other writers and talked about writing with them. I fell in love with the craft. It felt like coming home.

Fancy List of publications

Poetry

Congratulations! (in Literary Mama)


Refugee (in Rising Phoenix Review)


Open-Air Market (in A Quiet Courage)


The Disorder of Things (in Mothers Always Write)


Creative nonfiction

Posting Dignity: Why I'm Taking Back Our Moments (in Scary Mommy)


The Lesser (in Cold Creek Review, December 2017 issue)


A Daughter and her Father (in Red Fez)


Finding Home (in Red Fez)


The Quiet Ones (in Moms and Stories)


The Wave (in The Good Life)


Always be the Months (in Wenatchee Moms' Blog)


How I Became an Exclusively-pumping Mom (in Wenatchee Moms' Blog)

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