Most frequently I write about matters closest to my heart, including adoption, family, animals and insects. Social justice issues are important to me as well —particularly regarding the elderly, people experiencing homelessness, and those suffering from mental illness.
I’m a native of Indiana currently living in Bloomington with my husband, two sons, daughter, three dogs and three cats, but have lived in both of the Carolinas and Tennessee.
My work has appeared in publications including Adoptive Families Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, NUVO, ORION, The Georgetown Review, The Potomac Review, and various anthologies, newspapers, and e-zines.
I have a BA in English from Indiana University, an MA in English from Butler University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University.
My writing has earned an honorable mention, runner-up and semi-finalist in various literary awards, but I am most excited about receiving a 1st place award for my feature, “Roadkill-Casualties of the Car Culture,” which ran as a cover story in NUVO, in 2002.
My book, Dinner With Doppelgangers – A True Story of Madness and Recovery is available April 11, 2015 from Wordpool Press and Amazon.com. Preorders can be made beginning March 14, 2015 through Wordpool Press. [See the book trailer here!]