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.

The Last Layer of the Ocean was published in April of 2020.

Want to be on my email list? I send this out monthly with news and a sneak peak at what I am writing. Go to the Contact Form and send a message!


Upcoming work:

I have a contract for a new novel, publishing TBA. 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

Oh hey there, I used to blog here, but honestly? I don't think people read blogs anymore. And I didn't like that there was no human interaction to keep me going. So I am turning this into just a page... Read more....
I just signed a publishing contract for my next book! I'll be resuming my email newsletter to share more. Could not be more excited to see a fourth book into the world with Hidden Shelf Publishing... Read more....