I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. From neighborhood play productions to knitting hackey sacks, I always had a creative project going. Before attending college, I spent a year teaching English in Japan. In college, I was co-editor of the creative arts magazine, studied abroad in Ecuador, and double-majored in Spanish and Global Studies.

I married my college sweetheart, Jim, and we moved to White Salmon, Washington, where I worked as a bilingual financial services specialist for the state welfare office. Those were such busy years: having kids, directing the church choir, starting a Spanish school for toddlers. After thirteen years, I left the state job to work on my first novel. Meanwhile I was volunteering in the schools so much that I decided to substitute teach, until my youngest graduated in 2020.

Now I write full-time. My first book was published by Unsolicited Press in November 2022, a second one is completed, and I’m working on a third.

Of Interest

I love reading and for years have been collecting fun book quotes in my blog, Muses.

In 2014 I participated in Portland Storytelling Theater telling the story of trying to find a waterfall I’d seen from a plane in Papua New Guinea on my honeymoon.

Here’s a Q & A with publisher, Unsolicited Press.