Writing

I have written everything from monologues to haiku, technical manuals to sports reporting, and ad copy to scripts. I am smitten by this craft.

Healthcare Advocacy

I am one of six patient spokespeople for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as they have helped me achieve 10+ years of breast cancer survivorship.

Other Fun Stuff

Sewing, fabric design, reading, cooking, volunteering, and the other things that complement my time as a mom, wife, and digital strategist. I have an ideal life!

Latest posts

Up and Coming

Winter hibernation is over, and I”m deep into spring celebration mode (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries!). But I wanted to take a few minutes to update you all on some upcoming activities. Planned Parenthood has again asked me to be an official patient spokesperson. I”m so honored! This time, I”m headed down to the city for three […]

“A Time of Independence”

That’s the section two of my monologues, taken from LUMP, appear in in the new collection, “Audition Monologues for Young Women #2,” by Gerald Lee Ratliff. The chapter starts out with this quote: “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will.” — Charlotte Bronte, Jane […]

Sign me up: Bouchercon 2013 and HNA 2015

Gregory Maguire, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and William Kennedy were all born here. Herman Melville, Trevanian, and Kurt Vonnegut all lived here. Then there are the rest of us not famous enough for our own Wikipedia page. That’s cool. Wikipedia doesn’t have the final say on our area’s vibrant writing scene. We have lots of great writing events, […]

How it Went

Ten-ish weeks ago, I had my baby! She’s the most lovely thing I could possibly imagine. I won’t go on and on though. I’m writing today because this is a place for me to ramble about creative pursuits, and tomorrow, I go back to work. Dun, dun, DUN (I couldn’t resist the pun) (Or the rhyme) […]

An experiment in storytelling: A pic a day

I’m not a terribly visual person. I mean, like a bunch of other animals on Earth, I use vision to help sort stuff out. And I wouldn’t like to be blind, that’s for sure. And, I like photography and video. If I wanted to be an ass, I would point out that my photography and […]

Timing is Everything: What Books Have You Read Too Soon or Too Late?

“For a novel addressed by a man to men and women of full age….” So starts the preface to the first edition of “Jude the Obscure“ (1895).by Thomas Hardy. As I read this sentence a few days ago, I reflected on this curious notion that pops up time and time again – that certain books […]

Happy New Year!

closed lids the sun becomes a flower I am very excited for the Year of the Snake, 2013. This haiku is many things to me. This spring, so much is going to change when I give birth to my daughter. I”m giddy with anticipation. Waiting, waiting, waiting… enjoying the moment while waiting. On a global […]

A bit of winter, now.

Winter has always been the time of year when I cocoon. I’m introverted all year round, but during the winter I tend to take it to another level. It’s like I take all the observing and interacting I’ve done the rest of the year and THINK extra hard on it on it, and then bring […]

“LUMP” is Going Into Collections

My life seems to have two modes: chill and crazy. Right after I finish this blog entry, I’m going to fill out some paperwork to grant non-exclusive reprint rights to two of my monologues for the upcoming third volume of ” Contemporary Monologues for Young Women” (Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.). Maybe I’m sheltered, but I think this […]

Reviews for LUMP

  • Biting, Unsentimental... The monologues give voice to a wry, Gen-Y sensibility that is poignantly disarming...

    Kirkus Review

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