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About Me

My bio

I write creative nonfiction (CNF) and poetry. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rising Phoenix Review, Mothers Always Write, Cold Creek Review, 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. My essay, "Always be the Months," will appear in the forthcoming anthology Washington's Emerging Writers, out this month. Themes in my writing include motherhood, personal growth, loss, social justice, and complex relationships. Currently I am Chair of Write On The River, a literary arts nonprofit serving North Central WA.


When not wrangling my two small children, 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 stopped writing. I'd come back to it intermittently, then drift away again. I graduated college and began a career in corporate America. It wasn't until a decade later when I stopped flirting with writing and got serious. I was a new mom, and I started writing about motherhood. I started calling myself a writer. I went to workshops and readings. I met other writers and talked about writing. 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

Always Be The Months (forthcoming from Z Publishing)


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)


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

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