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

Decades ago, when I toed the line at various 5 and 10ks, I really wanted to win the race. Not overall, though that did happen a time or two. I wanted instead to be the first woman, or at least win my... Read more....
February. Deep heart of winter. Lake finally freezes over. I step on the ice, holding my skates. The ice grumbles restlessly beneath me. It is alive. Out a bit farther I see a large hole marked with... Read more....