I am a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. I've been doing this work for more than two decades and I love it. My areas of particular interest include memoir, historical fiction, literary fiction, politics, women's stories and issues, history, personal growth, and spirituality.
In addition to my freelance work, I am a former Senior Editor for the online literary magazine Literary Mama and the editor of The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change. I have also contributed to other anthologies, such as It's a Girl, edited by Andrea J. Buchanan, and Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical, edited by Hannah Faith Notess.
In my free time, I can often be found reading Russian literature or literary fiction. Favorite authors include Ann Patchett, Elena Ferrante, George Saunders, Jane Gardam, David James Duncan, Maria Semple, Anthony Marra, Jess Walter, Barbara Kingsolver, and Anton Chekhov, but that's just scratching the surface.
I am a wife and mother, an introvert and friend, and a student of literature and life. My spirituality and politics fall left of center and whenever I stumble across someone quoting Rumi or Mary Oliver, I feel like I've found a friend.
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Exploring the vital connection between motherhood and social change, The Maternal Is Political features more than 40 powerful, hard-hitting literary essays by women who are striving to make the world a better place for children and families both their own and other women’s in this country and globally.From the mom deconstructing playground "power games" with her first-grade child, to the m... read more
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