I am a writer living in Los Angeles with my family. I have three children, the oldest of whom suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and consequent developmental disabilities. Now twenty-two years old, she is the inspiration for much of my life’s work as an advocate for children with special needs, for caregivers, and in healthcare and disability rights. My work has been published in several literary journals, three anthologies, Spirituality and Health Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and I’ve been a contributor to several prominent websites, including OnBeing and Gratefulness.org. In 2014, SheBooks published my micro-memoir, Hope for a Sea Change as an e-book, and I post regularly at a moon, worn as if it had been a shell, a blog of musings on politics, parenting, disability and poetry, along with photographs. In 2015, I was awarded a prestigious writing residency by Hedgebrook and worked for three weeks on Whidbey Island in Washington State on a work of creative non-fiction. I am a freelance writer and editor, have ghostwritten two works of non-fiction and regularly serve as proofreader for an international company that translates health industry documents.

A voracious reader and professional baker when time permits, I am passionate about all things culinary and lead a monthly literary and food salon at my home called Books & Bakes. During my vast swathes of free time, I am also the mother and caregiver, of course, to two teenaged boys and have attended thousands of sports games as their enthusiastic fan.

Curriculum Vitae

a moon, worn as if it had been a shell

... where I blog regularly on poetry, parenting, disability, politics and mermaids

Who Lives Like This?!

A podcast about The Grit and Grace of Caregiving, hosted by me and Jason Lehmbeck.