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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.

Upcoming work:

My next ms is being sent out to publishers. 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 Old Harbor Books in Sitka, AK for a lovely, sunny reading!

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 was a featured writer in the First Draft Writers Series in Pendleton, Oregon

Here is the link to an interview with Shelf Unbound Magazine

Here is the interview link from the Wallowa County Chieftain

Here is the link to the recent radio interview with KCAW, Raven Radio (Sitka)