Since about the age of six, I’ve been an avid reader. In third grade, I read all the biographies in the elementary school library. Louisa May Alcott’s impressed me the most (but Kit Carson came close) and I decided I’d be a writer. I minored in journalism in college but the English major part of me is the one who got a job teaching. I have a master’s degree in education/reading specialty, from UNC-Charlotte. For several years, I wrote for Charlotte Magazine in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC. Then I went on hiatus for awhile and have only, within the past few years, begun writing fiction.
I have been fortunate enough to study with Robin Black, Annie Dawid, William Heywood Henderson (Lighthouse Writers Workshop), and Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell at the TaosWriters’ Conference in Taos, New Mexico. I was in Steve Almond’s juried workshop at Lighthouse Writers’ LitFest 2013.
Fictional short stories and ‘creative non-fiction’ personal essays are my poison of choice. Click on Publications to see where my work has been published. I’m in the sixth year of writing mothly book reviews for the Denver Post YourHub. Here in Golden, CO, for a total of about three years, I coordinated author readings at Clear Creek Books and Read, Write & Brew, both of which are no longer.
I consider myself a lucky girl, lucky to know other writers and lucky to be doing, and sharing, what I enjoy most–reading and writing.