My writing appears or is forthcoming in, ZYZZYVA, Chaparral, The Pedestal Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Phoebe, Santa Barbara Independent, The Chattahoochee Review, Askew Poetry Journal, SCBWI-LA blog, and elsewhere. I’ve been a multiple Glimmer Train Finalist, Rona Jaffe Award semi-finalist, and I was awarded a poetry fellowship to the Abroad Writers’ Conferences. I’m the author of 2 poetry chapbooks, Nightmares With Moons (Pudding House Press) and Valley Meditation (Finishing Line Press). I write women’s fiction, poetry, and middle grade eco-fiction. An active member of SCBWI, several of my MG novels have won honors in their category at SCBWI events. A 7th generation Californian, I live in Valencia, CA with my husband, teen, and mini-zoo on the edge of the Angeles National Forest. I’m an ocean fanatic, however I’ve discovered that mountains, like the beach, fix everything.