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.


“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” – Jerry Seinfeld #MondayMotivation https://t.co/TYkK36ZUPF

I can't wait for this to come to the U.S.! And the great pottery throw down count me in. https://t.co/7eWERkRVWd via @ARoseTintdWorld

Here’s a tip: Stack your TBR books neatly on a tray. That way you’ll at least feel like you’ve accomplished something while they’re glaring at you. https://t.co/GqIeIk99h5

Are you a morning person or a night owl? It's in your genes and what it says about your mental health.

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"Everything I see or do, the weather and the water, buildings . . . everything actual is an advantage when I am writing. It is like a menu, or a giant tool box, and I can pick and choose what I want." and other #writingadvice from Toni Morrison

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Great blog post on ending flash #memoir, but good reminders for anyone #amwriting

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