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 published by Arcade in September 2017.

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Upcoming work:

My next book comes out in April 2021! I am seeking an agent for my novel in progress.  In the meantime, Contact me if you want to talk about anything writing related! I love to hear from writers and readers. I also like writing blurbs for other authors, as long as the books are in the genres I enjoy reading.

I am part of Fishtrap Fireside for October 2nd, 2020. Here is the link to listen and watch my reading at 7 pm Pacific time: https://fishtrap.org/fishtrap-fireside-2/

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)


Latest Blog Posts

There's a lot of fire here. We are basically surrounded, but not in danger. I drive by fire camp and the helibase but don't really miss it. I had my glory days. I don't know why the picture is... Read more....
Hello universe! I can't believe how long it has been since I last wrote. So much has happened and it has been devastating, a loss that has changed everything. At times like that, it is hard to even... Read more....