Words are my sustenance. I devour books, listen to podcasts, and otherwise fill my head with stories and other narratives that entertain, educate, and enlighten me. Sometimes I write down my own stories, too.
Like many creative people, I have a vivid imagination. I am compassionate, empathetic, and insightful. I believe in the power of the word and the importance of truth. I have a strong work ethic, and I honor my commitments to others, especially when doing so will help them realize their vision. I am a full-time writer and editor these days, but once upon a time I had a career in corporate finance, which helped me develop some kick ass analytical and project management skills.
Family is my origin and my destination. I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mom, and pet mama. My people always come first.
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 embedded in the culture of this land and its people. I am especially concerned about the crisis of homelessness that our community is presently facing.
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.
You can learn more about me on social media and in select discussions and interviews, like these:
Roundtable Books discussion with Kake Huck
Live Your Authentic Life podcast with Amber Bennett
Dialogue Between the Lines with Susan Wingate
Author2Author podcast with Bill Kenower
You can also find some of my other published works here:
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