I write fiction, essays, and self-help. My stories are often inspired by nature, and my characters, whether true or imagined, are often women in search of truth and healing.
I periodically teach writing classes and wellness writing workshops. I fervently believe in the power of sharing wisdom and stories, as well as the healing nature of self-expression. I also offer one-on-one editing services.
I earned my Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Pacific University.
Family is my origin and my destination. I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mom, and pet mama. Without family, what?
Nature is my home. Soil to sky, worm to whale, seed to towering sequoia--these are what most nourish me. I am deeply troubled about what's happening to our natural environment which is why I'm an occasional activist.
The Pacific Northwest is my place. Although born in Chicago, I knew early on that I belonged near the mountains, next to the water, and part of the culture of this land and its people.