Yesterday I learned my lyric essay, "An Atmospheric Pressure" (winner of Room magazine's 2016 CNF contest) was selected as a Notable Essay by the good people at the Best American Essays series. It's such an honour for my name to appear on this year's Notable list among so many writers I admire including Randon Billings… Continue reading Exciting and unexpected: Best American Essays Notable List
What makes a poem? I've asked songwriters this question. "What inspired this? How did this amazing thing happen? Where do songs come from?" When I asked my friend, Eryn, she shrugged, raising her hands as if to say "I don't know" but also laughing a bit as she gestured mysteriously to the heavens. With songs… Continue reading Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize
Since March I've been trying to get a grasp on writing in a very new genre for me. For years I wrote poetry because I was drawn to a form I could get in and out of quickly. By nature I'm impatient, and once I became a mom (nearly 8 years ago now!) poetry was… Continue reading Time Travel Is Lonely
This week I embarked on a whole new chapter in creativity. I took on the challenge of making clothes for my daughter's Barbie. I'd never thought I'd have the patience for sewing on such a small scale. Now I see that this experiment could lead to a lot of time spent at my beloved avocado… Continue reading My New Gig: Barbie Fashion Designer
Welcome to my world! I'm a writer, artist and all around crafty lady. I'm also a mom who runs a home based business so I have the flexibility to be there for my kids. I'm married to a fellow bookworm who supports the decisions I make to nurture my creativity. We live in the beautiful… Continue reading Creativity. Spirituality. Personal growth.