Crunchy Shrimp

Earlier this year I had an embarrassing moment essay published in The Dead Mule School, which is a pretty awesome site for writers. Although I didn’t receive payment for this essay, they did share it broadly. Here is a slightly updated version of the essay, edited by Amy Bee at Lion by the Tail Editorial: … Continue reading Crunchy Shrimp

Connected by Strings

It was a year full of firsts for me. I quit my job to become a writer. I found a therapist who helped me be nicer to myself. I drove myself and my two girls across three states to visit family. And now, parked in front of the window with clever needles and roses graffiti … Continue reading Connected by Strings

Review at Indies Today

Since November 15th, the official release date of When Love Sticks Around, I have been on a roller coaster of emotions. Some days I feel like I hear that click-click-click, moving up toward my goals, others I’m coasting along, and some days just make me feel like I’m careening downward with my stomach tied up … Continue reading Review at Indies Today


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About Me

Born and raised in Ohio, I got my start writing rock concert reviews for Toledo-based music magazine, The Glass Eye. Today, my work has appeared in the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, online at Huffington Post, Dead Housekeeping and The Mindful Word, and in several anthologies including the Virginia Writers Centennial AnthologyNevertheless We Persisted, and Beach Reads: Lost and Found. I have also received awards for two creative nonfiction essays at BlogHer. My debut memoir, When Love Sticks Around, is out now.

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