I’m your typical scarf-knitting, bird-feeding tree hugger who lives on the western fringes of Portland, Oregon. When I write, I start with regular people with regular lives … but then something strange happens. Whether it’s fiction, fantasy, magical realism or genre-bending, you can count on something just a little peculiar from my stories.
My Pushcart-nominated fiction has been published in Nightscape Press’s award-winning anthology “Nox Pareidolia”, Third Flatiron’s “Hidden Histories”, Not a Pipe Publishing’s “The Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories” series, Crossed Genres, and Every Day Fiction.
When I’m not writing, I love facilitating interactive and dynamic workshops. I’ve taught at Hugo House, Salem Public Library’s “Salem Reads,” Hoffman Center for the Arts, Forest Grove Library, and Writers in the Grove. If you’d like me to work with your group, send me an email.
And when I’m not facilitating workshops, I’m helping other writers develop and edit their short stories and short-form memoirs. From plot to character arcs, from pacing to theme, punctuation to grammar, I can help you make your writing shine. Contact me if you’re interested in my editing services.
And now for some of the academic and professional information! I earned an MFA in Popular Fiction at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program with mentors James Patrick Kelly, Elizabeth Hand, Theodora Goss, and Elizabeth Searle. I also hold a Copyediting Certificate from UC San Diego Extension’s Copyediting Certificate Program. I’m a member of SWFA, Willamette Writers, and ACES: The Society for Editing.