M.A. International Affairs. Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1995.
B.A. French and Psychology. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 1992.
International Exchange. Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France, 1990-91.
THE CROWS OF BEARA. (Ashland, OR: Ashland Creek Press, September 2017).
IN ANOTHER LIFE. (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, February 2016).
UPSIDE-DOWN GIRL. On submission.
Short Stories/Flash Fiction
“The Volunteers,” The Selkie, March 11, 2019.
“Rollerblading in Venice,” No Extra Words short story podcast, January 23, 2016.
“Wine: A Love Story,” Emerge Literary Journal, January 2016.
“Granny,” No Extra Words short story podcast, November 17, 2015.
“Prix Fixe,” Mud Season Review, Vol. 1, May 2015. 97-112.
“Milk and Blood,” Cobalt Review, March 2014. 33-37.
“Colorado,” Up Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers. Patricia Flaherty Pagan, ed. (Houston, TX: Spider Road Press, February 2014): 22-23.
“Lovely,” flash fiction, Short Story HQ Flash of Fiction Anthology. Kate Krake, ed. (Smashwords, November 2013): 50-52.
“The Slaughterhouse,” River Poets Journal, Vol. 6 No. 3, Autumn/Winter 2012. 32-36.
“Dulce et Decorum Est,” Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim, Vol. 4 No 1 Winter Solstice 2012.17-20.
“Water Child,” Stories for Sendai: An Anthology. J.C. Martin & Michelle Davidson Argyle, eds. (Lexington, KY: J.C. Martin and Michelle Davidson Argyle, June 2011): 97-101.
“Honoring the Unknowable Self,” The Town Crier, February 25, 2019.
"The Wild Birds, by Emily Strelow," Washington Independent Review of Books, April 13, 2018.
"The Atlas of Forgotten Places, by Jenny D. Williams," Washington Independent Review of Books, July 23, 2017.
“Everything is Love Is, by Claire King,” Washington Independent Review of Books, January 26, 2017.
“The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” The Style Hut Book of Reviews, Vol. 1 No. 2, Jan-Feb 2015.
“Their Names,” Three Minus One: Stories of Parents’ Love and Loss. Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner, eds. (Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press, April 2014): 127-130.
“Winning Proposals: Writing a Successful Statement of Purpose for Study Abroad,” Transitions Abroad, Vol. 22 No. 3, Nov-Dec 1998.
“Short-Term Study Abroad: Balancing What Students Need and What They Can Afford,” Transitions Abroad, Vol. 20 No. 4, Jan-Feb 1997.
Awards and Honors
2016 GOLD Winner for Fantasy, Foreword Indie Awards. IN ANOTHER LIFE. American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2017.
Women’s Fiction Writers Association, STAR Award for Debut Fiction, Finalist, September 2017.
Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, finalist. THE CROWS OF BEARA. Karen Joy Fowler, Judge, Ashland Creek Press. December 2014.
New Millennium Writings Award for Fiction, finalist, November 2013.
Short Story HQ Flash Fiction, First Prize (Romance), November 2013.
Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award for Fiction, finalist, January 2012.
“The Art and Craft of the Query, Part 2: Workshop Your Query.” BARN, Bainbridge Island, WA, December 8 & September 22, 2018.
“The Art and Craft of the Query, Part 1: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop.” BARN, Bainbridge Island, WA, May 5, 2018.
"Spark to Flame: Writing Micro-Fiction." The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA, October 10-December 5, 2017.
“A Needle Pulling Thread: How to Write Your Story’s Beginning.” BARN, Bainbridge Island, WA, September 16, 2017.
“Novels-in-Progress: A Weekly Feedback and Motivation Workshop.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA. Two weekly sessions, June 20-August 25, 2016 & June 20-August 22, 2016.
“A Needle Pulling Thread: How to Write Your Story’s Beginning.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA, May 21, 2016.
“Novels-in-Progress: A Weekly Feedback and Motivation Workshop.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA. Two weekly sessions, January 7-March 17, 2016 & January 11-March 21, 2016.
“Novels-in-Progress: A Weekly Feedback and Motivation Workshop.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA. Weekly, September 15-November 17, 2015.
“The Art and Craft of the Query, Part 2: Workshop Your Query Letter.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA. September 19, 2015.
“The Art and Craft of the Query, Part 1: A Nuts and Bolts Workshop.” The Writers’ Workshoppe, Port Townsend, WA. July 25, 2015.
For The Crows of Beara:
Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island, WA, February 11, 2018
The Writer's Workshoppe and Imprint Books, WA, May 19, 2018
Jefferson County Library, Port Hadlock, WA, October 11, 2017
The Writer's Workshoppe and Imprint Books, WA, September 30, 2017
For In Another Life:
University Book Store, Seattle, WA. February 1, 2016
Third Place Books, Seattle, WA. February 2, 2016
Secret Garden Books, Seattle, WA. February 4, 2016
Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo, WA. February 9, 2016
The Writer’s Workshoppe and Imprint Books, Port Townsend, WA, February 27, 2016
Field’s End Speaker Series, Bainbridge Public Library, Bainbridge, WA. March 15, 2016
"Their Names," from Three Minus One: Stories of Parents’ Love and Loss. Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA. June 15, 2014.
“Their Names,” from Three Minus One: Stories of Parents’ Love and Loss. Third Place Books-Ravenna, Seattle, WA. May 22, 2014.
Professional Development: Selected Workshops/Conferences
Port Townsend Writer’s Conference, Master Class with Helena María Viramontes, Port Townsend, WA, July 20-27, 2016.
Writing the Imaginal, Bridgid Mosher, Port Townsend, WA, February 22, 2016.
Fearless Writing, Lidia Yuknavitch, Port Townsend, WA, August 23-24 2015.
Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Workshop with Leanne O’Sullivan. Anam Cara Artists’Retreat, Eyeries, Ireland, July 4-11, 2015.
Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Coupeville, WA, October 2014.
Everyday Book Marketing, Midge Raymond, Port Townsend, WA, September 2014.
Writing Memoir, Claire Dederer, Port Townsend, WA, April 2014.
Emerald City Writers’ Conference, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Lining Up the Bones: Writing Paranormal Romance, RWA Online Course, October 2014.
Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, July 2013.
Approaching the Reader, Jonathan Evison, Seattle, March 2013.
Writing in Scenes, Nancy Kress, Seattle, February 2013.
Salon at SAM, Hedgebrook-sponsored workshop, Seattle, January 2013.
Crafting a Winning Book Proposal, Jen Worick & Kerry Colburn, Seattle, October 2012.
Chuckanut Writers Conference, Bellingham, WA, June 2012.
Short Stories Ain’t Easy, Robert Ferrigno, Seattle, November 2011.
The Short Story, Paul Michel, Seattle, March 2011.
Essay Writing: How to Find the Story In You and Sell It, Amypaturel.com, Summer 2011
Feature Writing: Creative Non-Fiction, Yakima Valley Community College, Winter 2003.
Editorial Freelancer’s Association
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Women’s Fiction Writers Association
Freelance story/developmental editing; query, synopsis critiquing, writer mentoring service. September 2014-present.
International Higher Education Administrator, 1995-2006. Developed & presented multiple conference speeches & workshops, “train the trainer” activities, student handbooks.
Teacher of English as a Second Language: Chad, Africa, 1993; Kyoto, Japan 1991.