Author + Dreamer

Some of what I dream-----–––>

I’m all about living a life I love, with Friends I trust,
and not taking it all too seriously.

About:

Everyday, whether writing, guiding writers and illustrators, teaching yoga, substitute teaching or raising kids, I'm really pouring my heart into the idea that we can craft a good life. We can face our fears and give them a good shake. It isn’t always easy! But I’m not giving up. You could say I’m a work-in-progress, like the plethora of stories in my head waiting their turn to be written.  Read More...

Awards:

Finalist "Halloweensie" contest '16
Most prom. '15 SCBWI/AWG Conf.
1st 2014 PNWA Literary Contest
3rd 2014 SW Writers Contest
Most Prom. '14 SCBWI/AWG Conf.
Finalist '13 Crested Butte Writers
Finalist '10, '11, 12 PNWA Lit Contest
And More....

I'm the Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Alaska Chapter.

I'm the Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Alaska Chapter.

Want to Know a Secret?

Writing gives me a great excuse to sit around in my cozy covers through long, dark, Alaska winter days. Plus, this way I'm not just talking to myself, I'm putting the voices to work by getting to know my characters!

Come meet them, too!

Love is Blind, So is Revenge

An 80,000 word, contemporary YA romance that collides with a fractured fairytale. 

Furious abut her mom's new boyfriend and ignoring what killed her dad, Grace gravitates to Calvin's charisma and tequila shots. when his passion turns into abusive jealousy, she's in too deep to speak up. Two spirit guides, Red and Wolf, arrive to help, but old vendettas surface and everyone's stories intertwine. Fortunately, Grace meets Forrest and finds motivation to sober up and fight the craziness. 

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Nyghtmare’s Code

In this 70,000 word, middle grade, urban nightmare set in Seattle, a boy's obsession over his brother's death brings to life a manifestation of his deepest fears. He just wanted to make a killer video game, but now he's got to fight a real-life murderer when Nyghtmare comes alive. Read more...

 

Unigoat

An evil princess. The Unigoats she hates. And the girl determined to save them. Set in an old copper mine-turned-lodge in remote Alaska...and a similar, but alternate world, down a mine shaft. Read more...

 

Picture Books

Whatever You Do, Don’t think About a Dragon (first place winner!)

Whatever You Do, Don't Cross that Bridge

Fat Cat and Caterpillar

All picture books told in second person, encouraging reader participation, with twists and turns to keep the kids, and adults, giggling.

Come to a SCBWI Event

As Regional Advisor for SCBWI, this is what I have brewing: 

Nearly every second Tuesday of the month, I'm meeting with picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and new adult writers. 

Nearly every fourth Thursday of the month, I meet with illustrators for all the above works.

SCBWI's Annual Conference is Sept 23-24, 2016, in Anchorage, AK. We're working with Alaska Writers Guild and 49 Writers to bring you an amazing event. SCBWI will have it's own dedicated room and corner of the BP Center which will be filled with illustrations, contests, swag, inspiration, and free cookies and coffee.

Come out! Come write and illustrate! Come learn and be inspired.

Visit: alaksa.scbwi.org for more information.