I write candid memoir and fearless poetry, and delve into hard issues others tend to avoid. I aspire to show women that God’s redemption and healing are just a story away.
Fear, uncertainty, and regret rule many lives, especially the lives of those who have experienced trials and trauma. I can relate. I’ve seen my share of difficult times.
But through the power of Jesus and the forgiveness he offers and teaches, I’ve learned to not let fear win. I hope, by what I write here, to help others conquer fear, uncertainty, and regret as well.
I am the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the 2017 Cascade Writing Contest award for Unpublished Memoir. I am currently seeking an agent and publisher for this book.
I am also the author of two self-published books of poetry, which you can read more about here. I am a four-time finalist (including two finalist spots in 2018) in the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest for Published Poetry.
In addition, I am working on a nonfiction Christian living book titled You Can’t Go Back to Tuesday—Living Today without Regret Tomorrow, which is a finalist in the 2018 Cascade Writing Contest in the Unpublished Nonfiction category. I am actively seeking an agent and publisher for this book.
A Little More about Me
I am a wife, mother (of a young adult), daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, friend, Christian, lawyer (recovering), and person who loves life. Though I’ve experience some difficulties and pain in my life, I am thankful they have made me stronger and shaped who I am.
I love to write, and would often “write” things in my head that I never committed to paper. That’s why I decided to start this blog. To make room in my head for more. When I start writing in my head, the thing I am writing will stay there and take up space, thoughts, and energy for some time. Committing my thoughts to digital paper has helped me move on to the next thing more quickly.
My law school income tax professor commented on my blog: “You are writing from the heart, and as always, doing it well. I hope you stick with it — there are always moments when a blogger gets tired — because you are making us all think. Which is what this internet thing should be all about.” That was eight years ago and I haven’t given it up yet.