There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. -- Ursula K. LeGuin
I live in a much prettier and less dangerous version of Portland than my characters. I've loved writing and books my whole life, but didn't venture into novel writing until the late 2000s. When, as a kid, I dreamed up the idea of freezing time, I only considered the benefits: always having the perfect snappy come-back, the right answer on the test, and untraceable revenge. It was when I turned the idea into a novel that I delved into the dark side of this potential blessing. I am so excited and humbled by having my books published so I can share them with the world! Outside of writing, I have spent the last twenty years working with Portland non-profits to develop affordable housing.
BA, Psychology, Wesleyan University
Masters in City Planning, U.C. Berkeley
Masters in Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Stonecoast.