Tonight, as I kissed the forehead of my sleeping five-year-old daughter, I sat beside her bed in the half-lit room and looked down at this beautiful person who traveled halfway around the world and gave me, ME, the gift of parenting her. Suddenly it struck me how fragile it all is. How we can bring… Continue reading How We Define Ourselves
As promised, here is an excerpt from short story #1: The Self is Plural There we were. Here. In a place we never thought we would be. The room we sat in was cold and sparsely decorated with a few heavy, worn couches while the white cinderblock walls that surrounded us on all sides had… Continue reading The Self is Plural
In attempt to become more intentional about finishing my books and promoting my writing I have outlined schedules and milestones that I consistently fail to meet. I find my days are packed with staff meetings, conferences, five hour round-trip drives to attend a single on-site class in Greeley Colorado, school assignments, family obligations and… Continue reading The mornings are for writing.
It's National Novel Writing Month! The aim is to write an entire novel in the month of November and, although I know that this particular goal is out of my reach, I do aim to finish one short story every week of this month. That means I will be four stories closer to book… Continue reading NaNoWriMo!
The story of Nela... Slowly, and with my tear swollen eyes closed I breath in, then I open my eyes and breath out. I am lost in the view of the Saratoga Passage drenched in the early morning light. The water is as still as glass as it reflects the painted pink and orange… Continue reading The Northern Coast
Welcome! Take a look around. Read excerpts of upcoming novels, my short story memoir collection, and whatever else happens to catch my attention. Want to send an idea for a short? Contact me through the above form. "The love that I have experienced is anything but pure. It is deep and crushing. It is consuming,… Continue reading And So, The Journey Begins