I love to write. To the point that if I didn't I couldn't breathe.

I write young adult/middle grade novels, picture books, blog posts (from ramblings from a writer to living life from the heart), poetry, short stories, vegetarian restaurant reviews, emails, postcards to loved ones, tweets, lists, prompted free writes with friends, journal entries and mantras on my mirror. I can't wait to play with songs, screen and stage plays.

Words inspire, entertain, educate, cause laughter, bring tears, expose fears...an escape into a new reality.

The world would be a boring place without words.

Honors /Awards
2016 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship Recipient: The Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature

Short Stories

"Kira's Imagineering." Oregon Reads Aloud 
(SMART/Graphic Arts Books) October 2016. 
Kira the Swift flies round and round the smokestack with her family. Just like last night. And the night before that. She sneaks away to imagine being something new. But while Kira escapes the mundane evening ritual, her family's attacked! Will Kira figure out a way to save her family from danger? 700 words.   

"The Doom of Wonder Bread." 2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide (Dreaming Robot Press) January 2015.   
Twelve-year-old Luna Del Ray wants nothing more than to win her father's attention. When she finds herself trapped in a dreamscape, Luna finally gets her chance. But will she figure out how to keep her father from his bread addiction or be stuck repeating the same day over and over and over again? 6,000 words.

"The Anniversary." Journals of Horror: Found Fiction Volume 1 
(Pleasant Storm Entertainment, Inc.) October 2014.
Today marks the ten year anniversary of the most notorious hate crime in Central Florida history. Scottie's annual routine of denial is challenged when he receives an anonymous note claiming to know the truth about his father's murder. 3,500 words.

"Mirror Image." Dark Heart Volume 2 
(Little Bird Publishing House) July 2014.   
With life focused on med school, boys don't rank high on 18-year-old Olivia's to-do list. But with her sister's upcoming wedding, Olivia realizes that she wants to fall in love too. Too bad she gets exactly what she asks for. 6,600 words.

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