Education

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.

Publications

Novels

IN ANOTHER LIFE. (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, February 2, 2016).

THE CROWS OF BEARA. (Ashland, OR: Ashland Creek Press, September 15, 2017).

UPSIDE-DOWN GIRL. On submission

Short Stories/Flash Fiction

“Rollerblading in Venice,” No Extra Words short story podcast, January 23, 2016.

“Wine: A Love Story,” Emerge Literary Journal, December 2015.

“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.

Essays/Articles

“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

Artist Trust of Washington State, Selected Participant in 2015 Professional Development Workshop.

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.

Teaching/Public Speaking/Readings

Teaching

“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.

Reading

“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

“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.

Affiliations/Memberships

Artist Trust, Washington State

Historial Novel Society

Romance Writers of America

Whidbey Island Writers Association

Women’s Fiction Writers Association

Women’s National Book Association

Related Experience

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.