Welcome to my author website!

I'm the author of The Geography of Water, a novel (University of Alaska Press). I've also published several short stories and essays in anthologies and journals. 

My memoir, FIRE IN THE HEART; a memoir of friendship, loss, and wildfire, was just sold to Arcade. Release date September 5, 2017.

Latest News


Most recent readings scheduled:

Old Harbor Books, Sitka AK, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm


I will be at the Literary Arts Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 24th, 2017. The Geography of Water is a finalist! Read more here: 




My next ms is being reviewed by my agent as we speak. Fingers crossed that this will be another book. In the meantime, I am working on a novel. Contact me if you want to talk about anything writing related! I love to hear from writers and readers.

Thanks to my lovely hosts in Marquette, Michigan  Peter White Library,and Falling Rock Cafe in Munising! http://fallingrockcafe.com/bookstore/. It was a fun time reading!

Thanks to Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum, Idaho for a snowy but fun book signing. If you are interested in a book signing, please click the contact me tab and type away. Also, please support local, independent bookstores by asking them to stock the book.

I will be doing several readings and co-teaching a writing workshop in Joseph, Oregon, in March. These are local events. Completed: thanks to everyone who attended!

I will be a featured writer in the First Draft Writers Series in Pendleton, Oregon, on March 17th. More to come as the event is publicized. Here is the link: 

http://pendletonarts.org/index_files/first_draft.htm Completed! Thanks for the opportunity!

Here is the link to an interview with Shelf Unbound Magazine: 


Here is the interview link from the Wallowa County Chieftain: http://www.wallowa.com/life/20151027/joseph-author-took-long-winding-roa...

Here is the link to the recent radio interview with KCAW, Raven Radio (Sitka):  http://www.kcaw.org/2015/11/25/the-geography-of-water-a-love-story-to-so...