Baking Cupcakes for the Dead

Baking Cupcakes for the Dead on HipMama.This is a much more personal essay than I’ve had published in awhile. Feels really great to get it out there. This one is my ode to grief. Hip Mama published one of my early essays, 15 years ago, about this same life experience. Feels extra appropriate that they…

Dancing Moon Press

Friends and Colleagues, I have exciting news. In 1996, Carla Perry founded an independent book publishing company in Newport, Oregon. Since, Dancing Moon Press has published over 300 books. Last month, Carla retired and sold her small press to me. I am delighted to take over where Carla left off in supporting writers at every…

Travel and Words Travel Writing Conference

I’m so excited to be teaching this year at the Northwest Travel and Lifestyle Writers Conference.

Yakima, WA Convention Center

April 22 – 24, 2018

Workshops include:

“Magazine Pitching 101”

“Borrowing Tenets of Fiction for Stronger Nonfiction Writing”

See you there!