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 TBD.

Latest News

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...