Nothing special to see here ... just another starving pen-scratcher out of the pulsing tens of thousands of modern writers fighting it upstream toward the Oz-world of literary superstardom. Works in progress: a novel, essays, short stories, poems. 

Poetry is my untamed state of being, and without it I'm not sure I'd be able to write in any other genre. 

Last Updated September 4, 2014   |   Blog


My short story, "Their Hearts Were Bronze," has tied for 1st place in the fiction category in the Whidbey Island Writer's Association's 2013 Spirit of Writing Contest.  

short piece I submitted about "The Place Where You Live," featuring my home of Whidbey Island, will appear in the January/February 2014 issue of Orion Magazine.

I was interviewed by Katie Woodzick at Hedgebrook, the women's writing retreat on Whidbey Island, WA, about the craft of writing, poetry, and VORTEXT, their annual conference at the Whidbey Institute. Read it on the Hedgebrook blog.