About Me

I am a writer from Madison, Wis. who grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. I ate so much salmon as a child, if you cut into me you would find flaky flesh that you could easily lift away with a salad fork.

I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and write blogs, essays and narrative nonfiction about my life and growing up as the baby of a family of nine children. I am looking for a home for my first full-length memoir about how I found my place in my family, told through the lens of my brain tumor and my father’s stroke.

I read a lot of memoirs and write about the brain, migraines, being sick, and other things. If you want to learn more about why I write about illness, here’s a link to an article I wrote about that.


Good nutrition and my ability to exercise definitely suffer when I have a #migraine https://t.co/olxSyFTL4f

"The Inner Critics compel us to play it safe. Magic can’t happen if we don’t stray from what we know. And if we play it safe, do we reach our desired goals?" Via @4amWriter #MondayBlogs

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"Recognizing people with disabilities as a vital segment of our society is particularly important at times like now when disability rights continue to be under attack"

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